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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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Fred Farkel    


This guy looks like the guy who presses my dry cleaning...

532 days ago


even if it is $250 that is still a lot, considering how some people are these days. also if u look at the first bill its a hundred dollar bill. so that gives u 150 for the rest of it, only way the rest of itis150 is if the game gave him 5 and10 dollar bills. and to be honest to me Game don't look like person to carry around that many 5 and 10 dollar bills. I think the lowest he may have in his pocket is a 20. unless he going to the strip club that is the only time I think he may carry a lot of 5 and 1 dollar bills. now I am not the Game's biggest fan, but I am a fan of some of his songs.

532 days ago


I had seen that picture,he put it on his Instagram on Sunday but it's not there anymore.So maybe it's true.

532 days ago


The game stay lying dam

532 days ago


250 or 6000, doesn't matter. Either way it's pathetic to take a picture of yourself tipping. What a narcissist the game is if he feels a need to photograph himself tipping. That's no gentleman with class just a pathetic human.

531 days ago


The waiter would have to split it with busboy and bartender, no?

531 days ago


When was the last time any of you twits tipped $250?

This whole tipping culture is pathetic. I'll go hire someone and make the customers pay their wage for me in the firm of charity.. Sounds reasonable. A Mcdonalds worker does just as much work as waiters. A Mcdonalds worker take the order, rings it up, gets the food, brings it to the customers, and at closing has to help clean up the resturaunt. How come nobody tips Mcdonalds workers that arbitrary amount of 15-20%?

530 days ago
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