The Game’s Waiter — Alleged $6,000 Tip Was Really Only $250

Exclusive Details 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 … our sources 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 photo, and appreciated Game including his Twitter handle — 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.