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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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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Cheapskate.

566 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

The Game is One Of Those People in Show Business i Do NOT Like At All....

566 days ago
3.

tdr9    

I'd be happy with 250. That's a lot of money for a recession

566 days ago
4.

Mrugowsky    

50¢ had it right: "C'mon Game you'll never be my equal/Your homies shootin' dogs my n***ers shootin' people".

566 days ago
5.

awesomewave    

The Game is up.

566 days ago
6.

Decker    

The game should make up the rest of the tip he stiffed the waiter. $5750 owing buddy.
TWEET THAT

566 days ago
7.

lcmb    

A lying douche rapper?

How strange.

566 days ago
8.

What You Really Want To See    

Not ruling out the gameboy is a pants on fire... but in restaurants, sometimes the tips are 'pooled' and shared. Is it possible the waiter shared $250 with the pool and pocketed the $5750? Anything's possible...... Like a waiter who does not need the IRS saying hello...

566 days ago
9.

daveed    

What do you expect? *****s lie!

566 days ago
10.

Just_Me    

Still a GREAT tip, who cares!

566 days ago
11.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

The Game is still not used to having money. He's always bragging about his extravagant purchases.

566 days ago
12.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

The waiter is probably just lying to save on the taxes.

566 days ago
13.

Areader    

These rappers have no humility!

566 days ago
14.

LOLOL    

TMZ you freakin idiots. Why is the waiter going to come forward and say he got a 6k tip. He would have to give it up and split with the other waiters/job. Bunch of f*g$ writing this story trying to get people caught up,

566 days ago
15.

Minnetonka40    

The guy got screwed yes, but the only reason he said anything was so dude will feel guilty and pay up. Which he should for running his pompous mouth on twitter.

566 days ago
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