Kanye West reveals that he is working on a Philosophy book called ‘Break The Simulation.’ West says he feels society is too obsessed with photography adding, “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. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think it there’s too much of an importance put on history.”
The comments came from an interview Kanye did of his interior designer Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter’s Pret-A-Reporter.
In the article West also compares himself to one of the smartest men in the world, “I feel like Stephen Hawking. He changed his ideas and his theories all the time. After proving something right, he proved something wrong, right? Because there is no wrong or right, it’s bipolarity, it is both sides.”
Now that he’s moved into philosophy does that mean he’s not running for president in 2020?