Kayne West is publishing a book in ‘real time’ via Twitter

“No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write,” says the rapper.

Kanye West is penning a book in ‘real time’ via Twitter – claiming that the decision is driven by “an innate need to be expressive”, rather than “financial opportunity”.

The rap superstar returned to the social media platform last week after a prolonged absence. He revealed how he had repeatedly played his latest album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ to Lamar Odom after he was hospitalised in October 2015. Other tweets offered an insight into new designs that he is currently working on. Since then, West has been dishing out life advice for creatives.

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Now, making full use of Twitter’s 280 character limit, Yeezy has revealed that he is publishing a ‘book’ from his official account. This comes after the artist revealed that he’s working on a philosophy book called Break The Simulation.

when you first wake up don’t hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible,” the posts begin. “Just be still and enjoy your own imagination. It’s better than any movie.”

West goes on to tell his fans to “follow your own vision” and “the innate feelings inside of you”. He also discusses “losing who we really are” to “the simulation”, advising followers to “be in the moment”.


Following a number of tweets, the rapper reveals that the posts are forming a “book that I’m writing in real time”.

“No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write,” he continues. “This is not a financial opportunity this is an innate need to be expressive.

He adds: “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.”

Earlier this week, West spoke about working on a book about a “new concept” that he’s been “digging into”.

“I’m writing a philosophy book right now called Break The Simulation,” he explained. “And 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.”