NEW YORK — Author of “The 48 Laws of Power,” Robert Greene, says hanging out with 50 Cent while writing the new book “The 50th Law” was fun and amazingly eye-opening.
“He was a real pleasure to work with,” Greene said Thursday (September 10) at the 46th Street Barnes & Noble in Manhattan. “It was kind of shocking. We met a few years ago. We had a nice vibe together. We felt like we kind of think alike. He was so easy to work with. I think he trusted me because he likes ’The 48 Laws of Power.’ The only thing was, I was bothering him a lot to get more access to him, talk to him more.”
“It was exciting for me,” Fif said. “Me and Robert, we started on this project … we met in 2006. For a while, we’ve been compiling information to create it. I thought ’The 48 Laws of Power,’ the cool thing about it was the research. A lot of people that read it only enjoyed the short — it directly related to the environment they were growing up in. To see the comparison to people from previous times in history that utilized those same rules in situations that I wasn’t aware of is what made me exited about the book.”
Green says as eye-opening part of the experience was seeing 50’s business side.
“”I saw some weird stuff going down in his office,” Greene laughed. “Fist fights happening in his office at G-Unit clothes. The whole fake thing he did about throwing that plasma TV off the wall, creating a story outta nothing.”
Fif says that book signings are tamer than album signings, but some fans showed him some audible love.
“I’m about to have a hot flash,” one girl said after 50 signed her book. There were also a few guys singing “187” from Fif’s new song “Flight 187.” 50 smiled and nodded in approval.