Kanye West Is Writing A Philosophy Book 'In Real Time', Live On Twitter

Kanye West has just posted a profound succession of philosophical messages on Twitter, insisting they all form part of a book that he will continue to write "in real time".

The American rapper, who has returned to the social media platform after an 11-month hiatus, said he wanted to pen his own philosophy book entitled "Break the Simulation".


In a series of tweets sent out to his 7.44 million followers on Wednesday, which he says are part of the book, Kanye shares his musings on life, the internet and originality.

"This is my book that I'm writing in real time," he said, "no publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write."

"This is not a financial opportunity this is an innate need to be expressive."


Kanye started with a post encouraging people not to "hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible" after getting up.

He said "I don't believe in the concept of an enemy" and advised readers to follow their own vision and not the crowd.

"We have been conditioned to always be in competition. Stop looking for something to beat and just be... You don't have to do all the work. Once you start moving in love the universe will assist you."

"You will be a drop of water with the ocean as your army."

"If you move out of fear then [you're] on your own," he writes, "then it's just you and the money - and the countless people you have to lie to and manipulate to build a man-made path that will never lead to true happiness."

Kanye says people should "be in the moment" and that "too much emphasis is put on originality". 

Adding a crying with laughter emoji, he said: "I find myself getting stuck in the idea of originality and letting my ego push me to say things like 'this person stole this from me' and the funny thing is it'll be a reference I took from somewhere."

"Let's be less concerned with ownership of ideas," he continued, "it is important that ideas see the light of day even if you don't get the credit for them. Let's be less concerned with credit awards and external validation."

Kanye said he will continue to "work in this book when I feel it".

By Matthew Kirby, published on 19/04/2018


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