*A sucker-punch to the grill of rapper Waka Flocka set off a huge brawl that marred his own charity bowling event in Atlanta.

According to sources for TMZ, the fisticuffs started over money. “The man who started it is reportedly one of Waka’s former protégés who accused the rapper of owing him cash.

Waka’s rep tells TMZ, Waka was ambushed before he and his crew eventually chased the guy down and beats him up. Cops were called to the scene — but no arrests were made.

Waka’s rep tells TMZ the rapper “was just defending himself.”

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