Hoopz and Shaq at a Tenn. Waffle House (Getty Images/TMZ)

*TMZ is reporting that Shaquille O’Neal was the victim of a prank last week at the hands of Hoopz from VH1’s “Flavor of Love.”

As the story goes, the two of them arrived at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee last week. Each ordered scrambled eggs with cheese and a waffle — and Shaq chose an orange juice for his beverage.

When Shaq got up to use the men’s room, Hoopz dumped salt in Shaq’s OJ, and everyone – including the NBA star – had a big laugh when he took a big gulp of the new concoction.

According to TMZ, Shaq left a $30 tip on a bill that totaled $20.