QUEENS, NEW YORK — Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson talks about a time when he threw one of the worst opening pitches ever. He practiced, but it just didn’t work out.
“Look, I’m not a professional baseball player and won’t be any time soon. I’m a musician.” — 50 Cent
During a look back in time, Jackson explains why he threw such a horrible pitch on May 27, 2014.
According to Rolling Stone, 50 Cent took to the pitcher’s mound at Citi Field to throw the opening pitch before a Mets-Pirates game.
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After staring down the catcher for a few seconds, he threw what he believed was going to be a fastball strike. Yet, it was everything BUT.
In the words of 50 Cent, “That s**t d**n near killed a cameraman!”
According to video footage, he barely missed a cameraman — and completely missed home plate. Apparently, no one has forgotten.
If interested, you can watch the video below.
Shortly after the incident, 50 joked around by saying his horrible pitch was due to “excessive masturbation,” as mentions Rolling Stone.
However, in a recent interview with Newsday — according to BroBible — Curtis Jackson offered a full, legitimate explanation for why he missed so badly.
He blamed the pitch on nerves. Jackson states as follows.
“I’m like, this is what happens when the fanfare and the energy of the people is involved and you start trying to get fancy and try to throw the ball harder than you have to. It just was the worst pitch ever . . . I had pitched before. I rehearsed. I practiced. I threw the ball a little bit. I was throwing like, ‘Oh, man, I’m about to throw a strike, a hundred miles an hour.’ But that s**t d**n near killed a cameraman!”
Jackson says multiple teams have approached him offering a chance at redemption, but he’s not about that life just yet.
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