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'Hangover' Star in Detroit Rumble -- Caught on Tape

12/6/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Epps unleashed a fist of fury last weekend ... socking a photographer who was allegedly harassing the comedian during a party for Mike's wife -- and a HUGE brawl broke out!!!

Mike Epps Fight Video
It all went down at the Key Club in Detroit last Saturday (11/27) -- Epps tells us the photog was talking trash to him and his wife while filming them inside the restaurant ... and Day-Day snapped.

Epps -- who played the "wrong Doug" in "The Hangover" -- can be seen throwing one haymaker as security instantly swarmed in to break up the melee.

Epps tells TMZ, "It was a private celebration for my wife's birthday. I asked the photographer numerous times not to film, but he refused to let up. I then attempted to retrieve the tape from the camera."

Attempts to reach the photographer -- who was escorted out of the restaurant post-beatdown -- were unsuccessful.


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JLS    

@Poster No. 1:

You are a racist. Plenty of whites do some bad azz stuff. Stop attaching a color to every damn thing that occurs.

Sorry, I have zero tolerance for racists. ZERO. About as much as somebody who tells someone else who they can and cannot love and marry. I'll be damned if I am going to live in a world that allows either to be just okay.

1329 days ago
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will    

i agree with poster #2 and im white

1329 days ago
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UnboundZero    

he hates it when people call him "day day" lol.. pure genius guys

1329 days ago
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1    

he was good in next day air, i would do the same.

1329 days ago
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thisbudsforyou    

"socking a photographer who was allegedly harassing the comedian"....ALLEGEDLY? Give me a break. Of course he was harassing them. How this lurking, combatative, provoking harassment is covered under First Amendment freedom of the press is beyond me. I like to come hear to read up on legal proceedings and THAT is newsworthy. The constant harassment of people trying to eat, or take their kids somewhere, or getting off a plane is most definitely not. It really has to stop.

1329 days ago
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Mike S.    

MIKE EPPS IS A VIOLENT RACIST

HE HAS TRIED TO ATTACK PHOTOGS BEFORE AND HATES GAYS, AS I SAW IN YOUR VIDEO UP WHEN HE CALLED A PAP A "***". THIS A-HOLE DESERVES A BEATDOWN, OR TURN IN HIS CELEBRITY CHECKS FOR A REAL WORKING MANS WAGE, SINCE HE HATES CAMERAS SO MUCH.

1329 days ago
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Len    

That was an awful lot of chaos for a fight! What the hell? Why was everyone in the restaurant involved? There must have been 50 people up, yelling and screaming.

1329 days ago
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Sienna    

The photo guy deserved to get beat, give people some respect, Mike was just trying to show his lady a good time.

1329 days ago
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zindl    

I find it ironic that all these celebs have been taking a stand against bullying, yet they seem to think that the only way to deal with having unwanted photos taken is to beat someone up....really? What a bunch of hypocrites!

1329 days ago
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Patrick Henry    

1. Yep the paps are nasty these days always inciting to get a nasty response then selling it everywhere. They have no respect for anyone..it's all about getting a controversial and expensive shot to sell.

2. Getting tired of bad-azzed celebrities who just as raunchy as anyone. The manager should have been called to escort the photog out--bottom line there was no need for a free for all.
These club and restaurant managers if they want the celebs money should take care and protect clients while they are visiting their establishments.

3. Desensitized: It seems by most posters that they enjoy violence like Disney teen Demi who hit a girl on the plane and everyone said the girl deserved it. As a society , why do we egg on unnecessary violence? Are we so desensitized and bored that anything goes/ Does the average citizen resort to verbal and physical violence when conflict come up?

1329 days ago
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jus-sayin    

Hey TMZ, get rid of "x" comments! Spam!

1328 days ago
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jus-sayin    

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1328 days ago
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HPebs    

Who cares, TMZ is having a slow weekend. He's a nobody-

1328 days ago
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ME    

another example of when someone wants fame they SEEK out the paps. when they ARE Famous they want to be left alone. DONT go to places where you will be harrased buy paps. You Cant have it both ways. make up your FN mind and deal with it!!!

1328 days ago
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mike    

The fried chicken comment is exactly why the photog and people like you get a beat down. You go looking for it and when it happens you have a problem.

1328 days ago
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