50 Cent produced one of the worst first pitches in baseball history on Tuesday evening when he went out on the mound at Citi Field.
The rapper, wearing a number 50 New York Mets jersey, tried to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Mets played the Pittsburgh Pirates.
However, despite possessing an impressive physique, Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, proved how poor his arm is with a diabolical throw that was well wide of his target. You can watch a clip of his attempt above.
Cent’s left-handed throw ended up sailing well wide of Antony Recker, the Mets catcher who had been placed there to try and pick up his effort. Instead, it was tossed at least a dozen feet away from behind home plate, and it was so bad all Cent and New York Mets pitcher, Jonathon Niese, could do was laugh.
Fortunately for fans of the hip-hop hero, Jackson still managed to happily smile and pose with fans for pictures after his “throw.”
MLB commentators soon tried to find excuses for Jackson’s wayward aim, with one analyst noting that he appeared to open up his arm a little bit too early. Another then teased that Jackson clearly never had a choice between pitching for the Mets and being a rapper.
Meanwhile, Twitter users were less kind to 50 Cent, and they bombarded the website with their responses to his atrocious pitch:
I don’t feel like Id be good at a lot of things in life…but Id definitely throw a better first pitch than 50 cent. https://t.co/FjF0pcPjxm
— Taylor Stern (@TayStern) May 28, 2014
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 28, 2014
Today, 50 Cent attempted to throw the baseball into center field while facing home plate.
— Baseballism (@Baseballism) May 28, 2014
Just a bit outside 50 Cent
— The SEC Logo (@SEC_Logo) May 28, 2014
We are studying the 50 Cent pitch from EVERY angle possible. We can confirm, it is STILL terrible. pic.twitter.com/c4N5rKxPjv
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 28, 2014
50 Cent’s first pitch was so bad the Mets just signed him to a 5 year contract.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) May 28, 2014
Things that have thrown a better first pitch than 50 Cent this year: a robot, a fake dinosaur and the Hero Cat.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 27, 2014
— Kevin Burkhardt (@kevinburkhardt) May 27, 2014