50 Cent elaborates on the concept for his upcoming animated series for Fox, which is based on "Playground", his book about bullying.
50 Cent is getting back into the music biz, but he hasn't put any of his other ventures on hold in the process. Last year, we heard word that Fif's book on bullying, "Playground" had been picked up by Fox as an animated series. In a new interview with Atlanta radio station, V-103, 50 both confirmed the show, and expanded on the concept.
“I’ve been working away from music,” he said. “Like I just was watching the cycle of how things work. So, I moved away from it because I didn’t feel like I could make music that would cut through at that point. So, I started focusing on film production. I did 10 films through Cheetah Vision. Like I raised 250 million. We broke it into 10 pictures. I sold the domestic rights to Lionsgate. Then we sold all the international territories. And then I started doing [a] little television production. So, I got four television shows…I also did with Fox—I created a book…’Playground,’ it was a bullying book. And I realized that the animated stars are bullies. Like Bart Simpson, Dennis The Menace, and those different things…I got the show picked up on Fox. So, I have an animated show coming there.”
Fif then acklowledged the irony that he himself could be viewed as a bully, to which he recalled a conversation he had with his son.
“He was telling me a scenario one time about something that was going on in his school. And I found myself trying to explain it,” he said. “And things that we do as kids—We understand the difference between right and wrong as adults. So, while I’m explaining it to him I’m like ‘oh.’ This is when I acknowledged that I was actually the bully in the school at that point. So, I wrote it from a more responsible perspective. I want you to like the bully like you liked him in the past in those actual shows. Like Dennis The Menace and Bart Simpson, those other characters. And then have him acknowledge his mistakes.”
There's still no word on when we'll be seeing the series, but most likely it'll wait until after Fif's album cycle.
Watch the full interview below.