*For his next literary endeavor, 50 Cent is turning his attention to the issue of bullying.

The Penguin Young Reader Group will release the rapper’s forthcoming young adult novel “Playground,” described as a semi-autobiographical work about bullying that will come out in January 2012.

The 34-year-old, 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.”