He isn’t a man known for his delicate turn of phrase.
But few expected rapper 50 Cent to blame his disastrous baseball pitch at a New York Mets game last week on “excessive masturbation”.
He made the crass confession during a Reddit AMA session yesterday (4 June).
Answering one fan who asked why he was so utterly terrible at throwing a ball in a straight line, he said: "I have a skeletal muscle injury on my left shoulder from excessive masturbation so take it easy lol[sic]."
However, it isn’t the first excuse he’s come up with for the pitch this week. Speaking to Good Morning American, he said the ball simply slipped out of his hand.
"I'm not a professional pitcher, I make music," he said. And, after his efforts, he should be encouraged not to give up his day job for a career in sport any time soon, either.
Nor should he sign himself up for any line of employment which allows him within a mile’s radius of a female member of staff. Because elsewhere in the AMA, he threatened to grope Iggy Azalea.
“Iggy azalea's booty real or no?!!!” one fan asked.
“next time i see her ima squeeze it and find out for you ok. I will report back to you shortly lol [sic],” 50 wrote back. No capital letters, excessive amounts of sexism. All in a day’s work.
Now let’s take a look at that pitch again:
So much better the second time round.