50 Cent will be adding a book about bullying, entitled “Playground,” to his list of accomplishments.
The book, aimed at a teenage audience, 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.”
“I had a strong desire to write ‘Playground’ because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully,” 50 said in a statement to MTV after 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.”
Although Fif has been known to be a lyrical bully and purposely attempts to hurt the career of his rivals, it is good to see that he can step out of that persona and try and help the youth of America see that bullying is not right.
There have been various musicians and other celebrities who have worked on children’s books as well.
Check ’em out after the break!
Rock Steady: The Story of Noah’s Ark
Sting tells the story of Noah with a rock n’ roll twist.
Queen On The Scene
Queen Latifah’s children’s book promoting girl power.
Man Gave Names to All of the Animals
Book based off of Bob Dyan‘s song by the same name.
I Like You But I Love Me
Rapper Common‘s take on self esteem.
When I Grow Up
“Weird” Al Yankovic’s book about a boy named Billy and his crazy job aspirations on “show & tell” day at school.
First Step To Forever: My Story
Justin Bieber‘s biography thus far.
The English Roses
Madonna’s 12 part book series about 5 girlfriends living in London.