Actor and film director Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone reportedly got a little testy with photographers who were hot on his trail in Beverly Hills on Thursday, TMZ reports, leading him to allegedly hurl a racial slur, “This [f———g] [n-word] here, this [f——-r]."

The incident occurred as he and a friend were leaving Caffe Roma and were being followed by a group of photographers, TMZ says. While the audio is a little difficult to pick up, Stallone reportedly can clearly be heard using the n-word, TMZ says. A little later in the video, a female photographer can be heard asking Stallone, "Why the racial slurs?"

There were African-American photographers shooting Stallone at the restaurant, but it's not clear if the epithet was directed at them. Stallone’s rep tells TMZ that the actor denies using the slur.

Read more at TMZ.