50 Cent not on the money with first pitch at Citi Field

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50 Cent not on the money with first pitch at Citi Field
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Rap artist 50 Cent throws the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
50 Cent throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Rap artist 50 Cent reacts after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Rap artist 50 Cent looks on before throwing the ceremonial first pitch of a game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson visits Citi Field on May 27, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
Rapper 50 Cent talks with New York Mets' Curtis Granderson, right, before the Mets' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)
Rapper 50 Cent poses for photographs with New York Mets relief pitcher Vic Black (38) before the Mets' baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 way wide of Mets catcher Anthony Recker. The ball bounced to the backstop and nearly nicked a cameraman standing not all that 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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