50 Cent Explains His Mets Game First Pitch Blunder

Whoopsie! 50 Cent is trying to shake off his hilarious first pitch blunder from earlier this week. During an appearance on Good Morning America Friday, the rapper explained what exactly happened when it all went down at the New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game at Citi Field.

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“It slipped! It slipped out of my hand,” the 38-year-old said, denying that it was a publicity stunt. “I’m not a professional pitcher, I make music.” (The entertainer is about to release his first album in five years, Animal Ambition.)

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50 Cent on Good Morning America Courtesy of Good Morning America

50 Cent’s pitch was so bad, that even cops teased him. “I actually got pulled over by New York City police, they pulled me over in my car, and he pulled me over and I said, ‘I got my license, right?’ Because I was a little nervous when he pulled me over,” the rapper said. “I was, like, ‘Oh no, what did I do?’ and then he said, ‘You know that pitch was terrible.'”

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On Tuesday, May 27, 50 Cent laughed when he threw the pitch way outside the strike zone, almost hitting several cameraman. “Just a bit outside,” sportscaster Gary Cohen said at the time, referencing Bob Uecker’s famous line. The rapper later tweeted: “I’m a hustler not a Damn ball player. LMAO…The sh!t almost hit the camera man damn, if you look close you can see them moving the plate.”

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