We wouldn't have expected this from him, but it's still pretty cool!
50 Cent has signed a deal with Razorbill publisher Ben Schrank to write and release a book called Playground, which will be a fictional retelling based on his childhood called Playground, and will address the topic of teen bullying!
The story, set to be released next January and will be edited by Laura Arnold, will reportedly focus on a 13-year old schoolyard bully "who finds redemption as he faces what he's done."
This morning, 50 Cent took to his Twitter to bash his record label over the handling of his new album. Apparently, he had a heated meeting with his people this morning about the music on the disc and needless to say, they weren't on the same page. 50 explains:
The first one did alright for itself, so why not start a second?!
50 Cent will reportedly launch a new division of his record label this coming year called GNote Records. In fact, according to his Twitter page, Fiddy has even signed the label's first artist- rapper Hot Rod from Phoenix, Arizona. 50 wrote to his followers on Friday:
"@officialhotrod is the first artist of G NOTE he gonna do his numbers watch."
Fiddy Cent must be having a bit of a Mean Girls streak in honor of LaLoca's prison sentence because he recently got all kinds of catty and bitchy while discussing fellow rapper Diddy!
"Puffy is a bitch. He wanted to be the hot bitch in his group… You know how an ugly bitch surrounds herself with pretty girls? Well, he is the pretty bitch with the other girls around him. He will suck the life out of everyone he is around. His music sucks. It's bad. He's not an artist anyway, so it doesn't really matter. When you think about it, is he a rapper? Because he says he doesn't write rhymes, he writes cheques. Nobody's buying ['Last Train to Paris'] he even said it himself that he doesn't expect it to sell."
Ouch! He went straight for the balls with that one, didn't he?
We can't WAIT for what Diddy has to say in response! He's not going to take that kind of smack-talking lightly!
Of course Jay Z's wife's new song Formationaddresses the movement, but her dancers definitely paid their respects by donning outfits, including berets like those worn by members of the Black Panthers.
Not only that but Queen Bey's Super Bowl crew was snapped a couple times with their fists in the air -- a tribute to Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the American track stars who made similar gestures during the 1968 Olympic medal ceremony (below):