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