50 Cent Not on the Money with First Pitch in New York (Video)

UPDATED 05/28/2014 at 10:40 AM EDT Originally published 05/28/2014 at 10:10 AM EDT

50 Cent was on the mound, but not on the money.

The rap star was comically off target when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Standing on the rubber 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate, 50 Cent wound up and launched a left-handed toss that sailed wide of Mets catcher Anthony Recker. The ball bounced to the backstop and nearly nicked a cameraman standing not too far from the Mets' on-deck circle, as 50 Cent and New York pitcher Jonathon Niese both smiled.



Wearing a Mets jersey with No. 50 and the name Jackson on the back, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, held a bat as he posed for pictures with Curtis Granderson and other Mets on the field during batting practice.

50 Cent was born in nearby South Jamaica and has a postgame concert at Citi Field scheduled for June 14.


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