50 Cent is set to add children’s author to his list of professions with a new book about bullying geared at teens.
50, who has already penned two non-fiction books, is no stranger to starting the occasional beef and making inflammatory comments about other celebrities. In Playground, a semi-autobiographical novel, he’s telling readers about life through the eyes of a bully.
"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."
Playground ultimately depicts the main character changing his ways for the better and finding "redemption as he faces what he’s done." The rapper-actor is really excited about the novel, but he wishes someone would have written something like this when he was younger.
"This book would have been very helpful for me growing up," 50 Cent said. "Now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers."
To find out how the villain becomes the protagonist, you’ll have to pick up a copy of Playground when it hits bookstores in January.