50 Cent to Write Anti-Bullying Book for Kids
In a surprising turn, 50 Cent has revealed that his latest literary offering will be an anti-bullying book for teens.
With the semi-autobiographical 'Playground,' 50's latest foray into publishing since his 2005 autobiography 'Pieces to Weight,' and 2008 self-help book 'The 50th Law,' 50 intends to appeal to the teen market, writing from the perspective of a 13-year-old bully who "finds redemption as he faces what he's done."
"I had a strong desire to write 'Playground' because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully," 50 said of the novel, his first work of fiction. "I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life. This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers."
50's interest in the subject is interesting, as he's employed fairly brutal tactics against former group mates and adversaries in several of the public hip-hop beefs he's engaged in. The antagonistic rap mogul threatened to release and narrate a sex tape starring Rick Ross' baby's mother, appearing in a video with Ross' son, whom he kissed on the head, and released a taped conversation with former G-Unit member Young Buck, who broke into tears, begging 50 for forgiveness.
"This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers," 50 said in a statement about the novel.
'Playground' will be published by Penguin Young Reader Group, hitting shelves in January 2012.
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