50 Cent Publishes His First YA Book

10/03/2011 08:15 pm ET | Updated Dec 03, 2011
  • Stephan Lee Entertainment Weekly

Rapper and mogul Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is trying his hand at writing for teens and doing good at the same time. Jackson’s partially autobiographical novel Playground, following a troubled 13-year-old named Butterball, touches on his own experience being a former bully. As Jackson writes in the introduction — also excerpted below — one of the purposes of this book is to “show a kid who has become a bully — how and why that happened, and whether or not he can move past it.”

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