Kanye West shares life advice for creatives

"Distraction is the enemy of vision"

Kanye West has returned to Twitter with some life advice for creatives.

“As a creative your ideas are your strongest form of currency,” begins his thread. “You have to protect your ability to create at all cost,” he adds.

Yeezy then advises avoiding “contractual situation where you are held back from your ideas”.


“Sometimes you have to get rid of everything,” the tweets continue. “Sometimes you have to get rid of everything,” Kanye West adds, “fear often causes people to be manipulative.”

Kanye West left Twitter back in May 2017, and has kept a low profile since, breaking his social media hiatus for a single post on Instagram.

Last Friday (April 13) the rapper returned to Twitter. In one tweet, Kanye revealed how he had repeatedly played his latest album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ to Lamar Odom after he was hospitalised in October 2015. Elsewhere he shared new designs he is currently working on, and a t-shirt from the Saint Pablo tour which features a picture of Khloe Kardashian’s face.

“My favorite moment of walking into MSG to play Saint Pablo, I used to go to the hospital and play Lamar the album when he was learning to walk and talk again,” Kanye said. “Then we walked into the arena together.”


Kanye West’s philosophical return to social media comes along with news that he is writing a book on the subject. 

The musician, who is thought to be working on a new album, interviewed his interior designer for The Hollywood Reporter. 

““The future is here now, the past is here now,” West said. “There’s certain people that you meet and you say, ‘Oh, you’re from the future.’ You feel this in their spirit, people who are just staying in a time where the time doesn’t celebrate who they are, and there’s other people right now who the time does celebrate, and those people end up more famous or notorious.”

He added that he is “writing a philosophy book right now called Break The Simulation.” Explaining the content of the project, West said “I’ve got this philosophy — or let’s say it’s just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed. I’ve got a concept about photographs, and I’m on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future.”