Rapper Tsu Surf Arrested in New Jersey, Faces RICO Charge

Tsu Surf was arrested in a Jersey City home after initially refusing to surrender. It has been long suspected that the rapper will face a RICO charge.

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Rapper Tsu Surf was detained on a RICO charge in New Jersey on Thursday. 

A source told Fox 5 New York that Tsu Surf was inside a Jersey City residence when the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force showed up to execute the arrest. He and a woman reportedly attempted to leave through a back door, but retreated back into the home upon realizing the overwhelming law enforcement presence. 

Crisis negotiators were called in to speak with Tsu Surf when he refused to surrender. About an hour later, he peacefully turned himself in.  

According to AllHipHop, Surf posted a series of cryptic tweets on a burner account last week, which seemingly addressed his impending legal situation. 

I prolly never step on a stage again….
God has a way of Humbling Us.

— Grandads Favorite (@GhostofTsunami) October 7, 2022

Don’t be so mad. It’s alright

— Grandads Favorite (@GhostofTsunami) October 7, 2022

His arrest comes after the rapper’s longtime friend and manager Qua Bellamy struck down speculation that Tsu Surf had gone into hiding or fled elsewhere earlier this month.

“Tsu Surf is definitely not on the run. He is in good spirits and preparing to deal with a federal law enforcement matter,” Bellamy told Lisa Evers of Fox 5 News.

#UPDATE #TsuSurf Just spoke with his manager @qua_bellamy & he confirmed a few things for us about @Tsu_Surf #fox5ny @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/Dg58gRVWZ7

— LISA EVERS (@LisaEvers) October 3, 2022

Bellamy said Tsu Surf “does not know the severity of the situation yet, but is preparing for the worst and praying for the best.”

Tsu Surf is expected to appear before a judge in Newark on Friday.

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