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The Game's Waiter

$6,000 Tip Was Really

Only $250

4/5/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0404-the-game-instagramThe Game told a $5,750 bald-faced lie about dropping a massive tip on a waiter -- at least according to the waiter himself ... TMZ has learned.

First, Game's version of what went down. The rapper had an Easter Sunday meal at Capital Grille in West Hollywood ... and then tweeted about leaving a $6,000 tip for his waiter, Eme Ikwuakor.

But now Ikwuakor wants to clear up a few things ... as in a few less zeros on his gratuity.

According to the waiter ... Game handed him a large bundle of cash, and then snapped the photo (above) ... which went out to Game's 1.1 million Twitter followers.

Ikwuakor admits he consented to the pic, and appreciated Game's Twitter shout out -- but says the actual tip was only $250.

Not that he's complaining ... in fact, Ikwuakor says Game and his fam were great customers and the $250 was "very generous and much appreciated."

He's assuming the $6k was just a practical joke ... though we doubt the IRS would be laughing.

We called Game to clear things up ... but, so far, radio silence.

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16.

amazinglybored    

Lying about how much you tipped someone on twitter... that's damn sad.

504 days ago
17.

Truth    

AT 15% THE LOUSY $250 TIP IS FOR A BILL OF $1666. AINT THAT MUCH FOLKS... DINT LIP SYNCER RIHANNA GIVE A WAITER $800 FOR LIKE A $100 BILL?? GAME IS JUST A GAME - AND F*CKIN CHEAP! #TRUTH!!

504 days ago
18.

laffnbear    

How about that, the Game is a lier. Surprise, surprise,
Do we really care what else he has lied about?

504 days ago
19.

zombie    

Shouldn't his name be LAME instead of Game?

504 days ago
20.

Rush Limbaugh    

Damn you people are stupid. The waiter is only saying 250$ for tax purposes you idiots. You would do the same if you were smart, but your answers are proof enough that you would be dumb enough to say "yeah I got 6000 yo".

504 days ago
21.

KINGofRESEDA    

All you IRS professionals on here!!!!!! You don't even know what is or is not taxable. So shut the hell up!!!!! You just made game another mil by hating so hard!!!!! YOU got played.

504 days ago
22.

tallc86    

Haha the waiter calling his cheap ass out.he's probably mad as **** this rapper is acting like he's buffett.

504 days ago
23.

Kaaka    

In this day and age of twitter and forums like that its hard to LIE on alot of things and get away with it .Everyone has access one way or the other and can clear up on what really went down .Despite 250$ is a very generous , Game would better be serve to return back and giving him the rest ,Now that would be quiet the gesture.

504 days ago
24.

Fly    

The top bill is 100$ so the waiter is full of $@!?

504 days ago
25.

Laura    

The Game wasn't joking. The Game was bragging, and he got caught.

504 days ago
26.

KEV    

he hood rich

504 days ago
27.

BW    

At least he tipped the guy, most of his people leave no tip at all.

504 days ago
28.

ams165    

$250 on a $6K tab.. Typical flash koon mentality..... Make it bigger than it actually is....

504 days ago
29.

Lisa    

This story makes me mad. Why would you take a picture of a lie and tweet it?

504 days ago
30.

DontBeIgnorant    

A lot of people pay their bills at the same time as giving their tip. Hand the guy a stack of bills, and the majority could have been for the actual bill...since its an extremely expensive restaurant. And really, He could have put the $100 on top of smaller bills too.

504 days ago
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