Known for playing both sides of the game -- i.e. being the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' gangster rapper who, in May teamed with Bette Midler to restore community gardens and parks in New York -- 50 Cent will take some time out of his relentless 'Before I Self Destruct' promotional tour to play Santa. The Queens, NY, based rapper has launched the "50's Money for Moms" contest, which acts as a stimulus package for single mothers during the holiday season.

50, in conjunction with BET, is giving three lucky women a chance to win $10,000 each. Contest participants must explain in 200 words or less why she -- or someone the writer would like to nominate -- deserves to win the cash prize. For further details check out www.bet.com/Site/contests_50cent.

50's fourth studio album 'Before I Self Destruct' is now available at online and in stores.