50-cent_concert_web.jpgNEW YORK (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's newest work of fiction will have an anti-bullying message.

The Penguin Young Reader Group has signed up 50 Cent’s novel Playground. The publisher announced on June 20 that the book is a semi-autobiographical young adult novel about bullying that will come out in January 2012. The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has acknowledged a violent childhood and dealing drugs at an early age.

He’s also released a memoir, From Pieces to Weight, and a self-help guide co-authored by Robert Greene called
The 50th Law.

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Rapper/author: 50 Cent Performing Live at The O2 Arena.