50 Cent has proved himself as one of the game’s most long lasting personalities, and while he first made a name dropping the classic Get Rich Or Die Tryin, Fif has since added a few titles to his resume. After nearly fifteen years in the game, the rapper has dropped five studio albums, starred in movies, ventured into the business world, entered the television game, and mercilessly trolled any and all unlucky enough to stumble into his cross-hairs. Despite his reputation for no-holds-barred commentary and general aura of mischief, 50 Cent has always managed to retain a certain composure. However, even he isn’t above a little bit of hilarious failure.
You might remember back in 2014, when 50 took to Citi Field to throw the first pitch during a Mets-Pirates game. What followed was considered by many to be the worst celebrity-thrown first pitch in history. In a recent interview with Newsday, 50 Cent reflected on his now-iconic moment of weakness. “Listen, no one warned me. No one said: ‘Risk versus reward!’ I would have kept my [ass] in the stands. This is never going away.”
“They have baseball cards with me throwing the pitch – real baseball cards that they made!” he said. “I go, ‘Wait a minute: Who cleared this?!’ Whenever baseball comes up, there is no one worse than me, as far as throwing out a pitch. I had no idea that throwing a bad pitch would be so big. It was coming across CNN! ESPN, CNN, I was like, whoa, not the way I want things out here at the moment when I’m getting ready to run this music and I’m on CNN and it looks like my arm’s broken. I’m like, ‘What the [expletive] happened to me?’ ”