50 Cent: ‘Baseball slipped out of my hand’

May 31, 2014 12:12 PM

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50 Cent has defended himself after famously botching the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Mets baseball game on Tuesday, insisting the ball “slipped” from his hand.

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, took the mound at Citi Field at the start of the Mets’ home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but his off-course throw was labelled “terrible” and “one of the worst first pitches of all time” by multiple sports commentators.

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