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Kanye West writes philosophy book – and posts it on Twitter

The rapper previously said he wanted to write a book called Break The Simulation.

Kanye West has posted a flurry of philosophical messages on Twitter, saying they form a book he is writing “in real time”.

The rapper recently said he wanted to pen a philosophy book called Break The Simulation.

On Wednesday he posted a series of tweets sharing his musings on life, the internet and originality and told his 7.44 million Twitter followers his messages were part of the book.

“No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write,” he said.

“This is not a financial opportunity, this is an innate need to be expressive.”

West, father of three children with wife Kim Kardashian West, started with a post advising 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 then told his readers to follow their own vision and not the crowd.

He also advised: “I don’t believe in the concept of an enemy.

“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.”

He went on: “You will be a drop of water with the ocean as your army.

“If you move out of fear than your on your own.

“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.”

West said the tweets form part of his book, adding he will work on it whenever he has something to express.

“Oh by the way 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.”

West continued: “I will work on this ‘book’ when I feel it.

“When We sit still in the mornings We get hit with so many ideas and so many things We want to express.

“When I read this tweet to myself I didn’t like how much I used the word I so I changed the I’s to We’s.”

West said people should “be in the moment” and that “too much emphasis is put on originality”.

The star said people should feel free to take ideas and update them as “all great artist take and update”.

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.”

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