50 Cent To Write Book Titled 'Playground' For Teens On Bullying Based on events From His Childhood



MTV reports:

50 Cent is getting in on the bullying game. No, the brawny rhymer/actor with a reputation for starting beef with his fellow MCs is not going in on another of his rap peers, he's branching out and adding another book to his résumé titled "Playground."

Unlike his previous literary efforts — which focus on his life story and the rules of power — this time he's aiming at a teen audience with a semi-autobiographical novel about bullying. According to a statement from the book's publisher, the first-person novel is slated for release in January 2012 and will tell the story of a 13-year-old schoolyard bully "who finds redemption as he faces what he's done."

50's latest book will follow his best-selling 2005 printed debut, "From Pieces to Weight," an autobiography that told his gritty tale of rising from street-level drug dealing to multiplatinum superstardom, and 2008's "The 50th Law," a book about success written with "The 48 Laws of Power" author Robert Greene.

"I had a strong desire to write 'Playground' because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully," 50 said in a statement announcing the book. "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."

Though his statement alludes to his own experience with bullying as a teen, 50 has a well-established reputation as an adult for starting beef with other rappers, including Ja Rule, Shyne, Fat Joe and even his rumored ex, Ciara, sometimes resorting to bully-type tactics to get his point across. In 2009, he took aim at DJ Khaled by making a video in which he appeared to secretly film the producer's mother, which occurred at the same time that he was feuding with Rick Ross, threatening to release a book by the mother of Ross' son and posting pictures of himself with a woman who was involved in a paternity case with Ross.

He even appeared to take shots at his own label, Interscope, recently, making good on a threat to release his new single, "Outlaw," independently after failing to reach an agreement about when the new tune would hit airwaves.

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1hb6kfe6oickb Comment by 1hb6kfe6oickb on June 21, 2011 at 1:35pm
I so love 50!!!
Comment by D!ME ~Hate ON~ #Fuckdrdre on June 21, 2011 at 12:44pm
I still haven't read "From Pieces To Weight" But the "50th Law" was really good.....I'm an adult and I still might give this one a try. Never too old to enjoy a good book! I wonder if he was the bully or if he was bullied....Him being bullied would explain his defensive demeanor...I know cuz I have one and I was bullied LOL
Comment by gary on June 21, 2011 at 12:32pm
@diorletsgo u fuccin idiot rick ross lied about being a co thats all they were callin him on he was just exposing a fraud im from miami so ima call it what it is unlike other rappers like wayne and ross he not afraid to be himself
Comment by DiorLetsGo on June 21, 2011 at 9:03am
I'm just saying...I like 50 cent and all, but he went from wearing a wig, to perming his hair to this......So why was he hating Rick Ross for having a real job as a C.O, when he clearly will do anything for a dollar TOO???????
That's why 50 cent's career is fading so fast because EVERYTHING that he attacked everyone else for doing he turns around and do the same thing...CONTRADICTING
Comment by Bundy on June 21, 2011 at 4:30am
Dunno FIf, its a lil too ironic...u have made distinctions in the past though, between the rap game and life experiences. Get that Playground paper!
Comment by interface on June 21, 2011 at 4:21am
beef with ciara? O.o i aint never heard of that happening O.o
Comment by Shaper Corner on June 21, 2011 at 4:21am
50 puts a smile on his face while some of you haters here don't because you are forever stressing and depressed due to luck of potential and focus in your everyday life. Some of you are thinking of robbing people while 50 is getting it in a right way. Shame on you!
Comment by Shaper Corner on June 21, 2011 at 4:13am
Carl " CJ" Johnson, maybe you live in another world, let me tell you, 50 has been writing books man, if you don't know much about his books writing then you are a real dumb a**, stupid retard piece of s*** who just hate for no reason. Stay the f*** out of his website. You f*****, moron tortoise!
Comment by Mike G. on June 21, 2011 at 1:41am
Nice 50!!! Finally somethin i can read!
Comment by Chi-Town_Bound on June 21, 2011 at 1:24am
Cool, good look for the brotha, it will be an inspiration to many kids because you have some that look to him as a role model, even though I think your parents should be, I think it will be great to see where this goes. Maybe it will even turn into a series of books. Reminds me of my man Pac, he was a brilliant writer and poet. I think he would have made a lot of difference with youth if he was still around.. Good luck Fif..



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