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50 Cent will publish a novel tackling the issue of bullying in schools next year.

The novel – titled Playground – will be the rapper’s third book.

“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 due for release in January, 2012.

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