50 Cent Throws Out Awful First Pitch

Rapper nearly hits cameramen
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 6:12 AM CDT

50 Cent probably shouldn't quit his day job. The rapper threw out the first pitch for the New York Mets at Citi Field last night, and, well, it went really wide—and almost hit some cameramen. The video, of course, quickly went viral. The New York Daily News calls it perhaps "the worst ceremonial first pitch in the history of Citi Field, or perhaps all of baseball."

Talking to the announcers afterward, the rapper joked that it was actually Curtis Jackson (his real name) who threw the pitch, not 50 Cent. "50 Cent is the best. Curtis Jackson, I don't know what's the matter with him." But on USA Today, Nate Scott notes that maybe the rapper did it on purpose: "'You can throw a strike and get a round of applause, or you can throw it in the stands and get on SportsCenter.' I think 50 Cent was trying to get on SportsCenter." (More 50 Cent stories.)

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