Did 50 Cent catch a charge we didn’t hear about or something? Because this seems like a straight plea agreement/community service move.
After all of these years of bullying rappers like Ja Rule and Officer Riiiiickyyy, Bugsy is making his expertise help the youngins.
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.”