50 Cent, arguably the biggest bully in hip-hop, is writing a teen novel with a focus on bullying.
According to USA Today, the book will be titled Playground and be published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. The first-person narrative “will tell the story of a 13-year-old schoolyard bully who finds redemption as he faces what he’s done.”
Penguin released a statement from Fiddy, in which he says, “I had a strong desire to write Playground because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully. 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.”
The book is scheduled for a January 2012 release.