50 Cent to Write Anti-Bullying Novel for Teens

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The young adult book “Playground,” to be released January 2012, will revolve around a 13-year-old schoolyard bully.

50 Cent has the writing bug.

The rapper-actor is following up his bestselling 2005 autobiography From Pieces to Weight and 2008’s The 50th Law with a book about bullying, titled Playground.

Unlike his previous efforts, which centered more on his life, Playground will be targeted to the young adult audience.

According to the publisher Razorbill, the novel — written in the first-person — will be released January 2012 and will revolve around a 13-year-old schoolyard 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 in a statement. "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 Cent has been known to get into feuds with other artists, including Ja Rule, Fat Joe and Ciara, and even took aim at his record label Interscope by releasing the single “Outlaw” independently.