There is no shortage of philosophical musings when it comes to Kanye West, so much so, that he has decided to pen an entire book about his worldview.
The rapper revealed that he has a philosophy book in the works during an interview with designer Axel Vervoordt, the man behind his and wife Kim Kardashian's amazing home. The revelation came after West asked Vervoordt about what time period he would like to live in apart from the one that he lives in now. The designer replied by passing the question back to the rapper, who answered with a promotion about the book he is writing.
West said his book is called Break the Simulation and let off some philosophical explanation about its contents.
"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," West said in the interview published by The Hollywood Reporter.
West continued by putting an emphasis on how photos can trigger memories which he thinks people tend to dwell too much on. He thinks that people have this eagerness to hear the history of something, which he acknowledged is important. However, he believes that there is just too much of an importance put on history.
The "Stronger" rapper then mused about how people talk about history when it comes to clothing. He said there are those who want to go far back as the 1920s or the 1940s when they want to refer to the past in dealing with sportswear.
West also talked about his conflicting emotions about his partner Virgil Abloh being named head of Louis Vuitton. He corrected that Abloh was his creative collaborator and not his creative director.
West did not give out further details about his book during the interview. Instead, he talked about various things including his wife, Kardashian, whom he called the "Marie Antoinette of our time." He also talked about his ego, which he said he fights every day.
"I don't wish to be number one anymore, I wish to be water," the "Gold Digger" singer said about his ego.
West then praised Vervoordt for his creative work and "mentality with spaces." He cited the designer's work as something that can represent humanity for the 500 to 1,000 years to come.