50 Cent Defends Disaster Pitch
50 Cent is having a bad week. It all started at the Mets game on Tuesday, where the “In Da Club” rapper screwed up the ceremonial first pitch and garnered scorn from commentators and fans alike.
But the superstar has taken the debacle in stride. “50 Cent is the best,” he wrote playfully on Instagram. “Curtis Jackson, I don’t know what’s the matter with him! I’m a hustler not a damn ball player. LMAO…”
During an appearance on Good Morning America on Friday, when asked whether the fiasco was a publicity stunt for his new album Animal Ambition, he insisted “Oh no, it slipped! It slipped out of my hand…I’m not a professional pitcher, I make music.”
50 Cent then admitted that the terrible pitch has gotten him into some legal trouble, too.
Well, sort of.
“I actually got pulled over by New York City police,” he said. “He pulled me over and I said, ‘I got my license, right?’, because I was a little nervous when he pulled me over. I was, like, ‘Oh no, what did I do?’ and then he said, ‘You know that pitch was terrible…'”
A few days later, 50’s bad luck continued when microphone issues botched the beginning of his GMA performance in Central Park with Trey Songz.
It’s a good thing the 38-year-old rapper can laugh these things off without much trouble.