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50 Cent says ‘excessive masturbation’ caused bad first pitch

50 Cent first pitchAs the entire world has seen by now, 50 Cent threw out the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time last week before a New York Mets game. The toss was so bad rumors have been circulating that 50, who has a new album coming out, intentionally threw a terrible pitch just to gain some publicity. The rapper has put those rumors to rest with a bang.

On Tuesday, 50 Cent held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) segment on Reddit. When someone asked him what happened with the pitch, he said the embarrassing result has to do with “excessive masturbation.”

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Was he joking? Most likely. Did he have that answer planned going into the AMA? Absolutely. But what can you say to something like that? If the guy’s shoulder was bothering him because he was tugging it so much, you have to respect him for owning up to it. These things happen.

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Was 50 Cent’s horrible first pitch a publicity stunt?

50 Cent first pitchAs you have probably seen through every major media outlet in America by now, 50 Cent threw out arguably the worst first pitch of all time before the New York Mets game on Tuesday. Can anyone who has a functioning arm really miss home plate that badly? According to one report, the rapper intentionally botched it.

“He did it so he would get all the press,” a source reportedly told Stephanie Smith of the New York Post’s Page Six. “He’s got a new album coming out, a new TV show on Starz and he wants to launch a tour.”

A graphic that has gone viral shows that 50’s first pitch may have actually been the worst ever.

The rapper’s people say it was excitement that caused the horrendous throw, not a thirst for publicity.

“It’s apparent in his excitement on the mound that he released the ball too early, clearly not a stunt,” one of 50 Cent’s reps said.

To be honest, I had this in the back of my mind from the start. No one can be that bad. It just doesn’t make sense.

Thanks to LBS tipster David

50 Cent throws out worst first pitch of all time (Video)

50 Cent first pitchMove over, President Obama. You’re off the hook, John Wall. Rapper 50 Cent has now taken the top spot for worst first pitch thrown out at a baseball game of all time.

50 Cent was throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Mets-Pirates game, and his pitch was so bad that Bob Uecker’s “Juuuuuust a bit outside” line wouldn’t even apply.

The ball must have slipped out of the southpaw’s hand, because it went about a third of the way up the first base line instead of towards the catcher.

Seriously, that was as atrocious as it gets. He definitely needs a makeup pitch. Like tomorrow.

Here’s another look at it

For reference, here is a video compilation of the worst first pitches of all time:

Video via @ForbesToFederal

Aroldis Chapman almost partnered with 50 Cent to promote boxers

Aroldis Chapman50 Cent recently started a boxing promotion company, and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman nearly partnered with him on the venture, a profile on the closer revealed.

Chapman was profiled by ESPN The Magazine as part of their Feb. 17 Cuba Issue. Chapman is portrayed in the profile as someone who had a difficult life in Cuba, but defected to the US where he is now a millionaire and seemingly has everything. But despite having enough money for all the material possessions, Chapman misses a lot about the drama and chaos of his past life. One way he is able to connect to his old life is by supporting struggling Cuban boxers who are in the US.

Chapman’s father was a boxing trainer and Aroldis boxed when he was younger. Though he gave up the sport at age 11 because his mother thought his temperament was better suited for baseball, Chapman still relates well with boxers and has an affinity toward the sport. He and fellow Cuban pitcher Livan Hernandez even began sponsoring boxers who escaped Cuba.

According to writer Eli Saslow, Chapman was so serious about boxing he almost went into business with 50 Cent.

For a while, Chapman says, he considered partnering with the rapper 50 Cent and starting a formal boxing promotion company, but those plans dissolved within a few months. “I don’t want it to be so complicated — promoters, a business plan, none of that,” Chapman says. So instead, he offers informal help to half a dozen Cuban boxers who are now training in New York and Miami. He helps cover their travel costs, rent and training supplies. “An investor” is how the boxers describe Chapman’s role, but Chapman doesn’t care whether they pay him back, and no one does. “This is as much for me as it is for them,” he says. “They get some money. I get some of the old excitement.”

That is a pretty cool arrangement, and certainly a generous move by Chapman to help them out since he has already made it in terms of athletic and financial success.

That was one of the many good details revealed about Chapman in the profile. It’s actually somewhat sad to read it. You learn about a guy who seems to have lost some motivation and is lacking satisfaction in life, mostly because he is in a different country that really does not feel like home for him. Another funny detail is that the Reds pitcher smokes Reds — Marlboro Reds. In fact, when Chapman left his baseball team in the Netherlands to escape, he left with just a passport and pack of cigarettes. Priorities people, priorities.

Floyd Mayweather side girlfriend Queen Princess Love also hooking up with Ray J?

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s girlfriend on the side may have been cheating on him with music maven and former Kim Kardashian sex tape partner Ray J, of all people, and the affair was exposed by ex-Mayweather pal 50 Cent. Can you believe that?

Mayweatheer and fiancee Shantel Jackson have experienced trouble in their relationship over the past several months, though Floyd told Howard Stern they are still engaged. While they were experiencing problems, Floyd began heavily promoting one of the female members of “The Money Team.” That girl, who goes by “Queen Princess Love” on Instagram (she’s pictured at the top), started posting pictures of all the gifts she was receiving from Floyd. It was clear that Queen Princess Love, who reportedly is a former stripper Floyd met at Spearmint Rhino, had become number one in Floyd’s sidepiece rotation.

But does being a sidepiece mean Queen Princess Love has to be exclusive to Floyd? Yes if you ask him, no if you ask her.

Rapper 50 Cent, who is Floyd’s former best friend, spilled the beans over the past week on Ray J’s relationship with Queen Princess Love.

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50 Cent: Floyd Mayweather is not afraid of Manny Pacquiao

Even though 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are no longer as close as they used to be, 50 still has his former best friend’s back when it comes to boxing debates.

The rapper joined ESPN’s “First Take” Thursday and was asked about the elusive Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao dream fight that never happened. Though host Skip Bayless tried to put words in 50’s mouth by asking a loaded question, the rapper said Mayweather is not scared of Pacquiao.

“He’s not afraid of Pacquiao or any fighter,” 50 answered in response to a question about how afraid Mayweather was of losing to Pac-Man.

50 explained that Mayweather looks at his fights as a businessman and takes a measured approach when selecting opponents.

“It’s more of him saying who I have to fight. At this point, it’s more him sorting out who’s the perfect opponent than him fighting the toughest fighter to fight.”

50 Cent confirmed what most boxing fans already knew — Mayweather doesn’t pick what will be the most thrilling fight, but the one where he can maximize revenue while minimizing his risks.

He further elaborated on Mayweather’s mentality, explaining that the biggest impediment to the superfight was Mayweather’s stubbornness.

“He concentrates on how much someone else is getting paid opposed to how much he is actually getting paid,” said 50. “He sees himself in a space that nobody else sees himself in, and that he’s so high on top of it that he shouldn’t actually give some of the other great fighters at this point.

“That’s $100 million and he just left it.”

50 also said he would have picked Mayweather to win had the two fought.

Most people have picked up on ESPN’s promotional tag line and spun this interview as 50 saying Mayweather “ducked” Pacquiao, but that’s not exactly how I see it. 50 is saying that Mayweather is not scared of Pacquiao or any fighter. The term “ducked” only was brought up because of Bayless. According to 50, the biggest reason the fight didn’t happen is because Mayweather didn’t want Pacquiao to get filthy rich off of it, which was evident based on Floyd refusing to give Manny a cut of the pay-per-view or split the purse 50-50. To use a cliche, Floyd cut off his nose to spite his face, which is why fans have been so frustrated with him.

You can watch the interview below:

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50 Cent goes in to kiss Erin Andrews, gets denied (Video)

50 Cent is no Squints Palledorous. The rapper got pulled in for an impromptu interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews before the Daytona 500 Sunday, and he got hilariously rejected on a kiss attempt after going with the “get a kiss or die trying” strategy.

Andrews was looking to interview Danica Patrick when she spotted 50 and extended her arm to bring him in for the interview. The rapper found the open arm as a welcome invitation to go in for a monster kiss. He came in all puckered up and ready for a big smooch on the lips, but Andrews turned her cheek, leaving 50 hilariously empty-handed. He ended up planting one on Andrews’ cheek after getting “friends-zoned” as BuzzFeed so aptly called it.

Andrews clearly was uncomfortable after being caught off guard. She wasn’t sure which way to go, but she knew a lips kiss wasn’t in the cards. That didn’t seem to bother 50, who continued to follow Andrews even after the kiss rejection. He tried to put his hands on her waist, and then he was caught scoping her backside as she walked in front of him:

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