Gabby Giffords Taunts 50 Cent Before Throwing Out First Pitch (VIDEO)

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) threw out the first pitch Wednesday at the Congressional Women’s Softball Game in Washington and took a good-natured shot at rapper 50 Cent for his own famously bad pitch.

Giffords was a member of the lawmakers’ team before she resigned from Congress to focus on recovering from serious injuries she sustained in a horrific 2011 Tucson mass shooting. She told MSNBC she was “honored to have the privilege of throwing out the first pitch” as an alum.

Ever the good sport, she posted a photo on Twitter to taunt 50 Cent, whose wild first pitch at a New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates game last month was widely mocked as the worst ever in baseball.

Watch Giffords throw the first pitch below via CNN:

Image via CNN

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