Kanye West: rapper, producer, fashion designer, and author.
The “Stronger” artist told The Hollywood Reporter he is writing a philosophy book titled Break the Simulation.
“I’ve got a concept 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,” said West. “It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people].”
“People dwell too much in the memories,” he continued. “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.”
West, 40, is working with his interior designer Axel Vervoordt on the project.
The rapper also praised his wife Kim Kardashian-West, going so far as to call her “a Marie Antoinette of our time.”
“A designer told me that my wife was a master of light and I was a master of time,” he said. “How to use time is equal to being someone who can cut a diamond. The ability to preserve time is more valuable than the ability to preserve a diamond because time is our most valuable resource. So using something timeless to remind us of what time is, is a good bar.”
“When you walked into the room, I had been dealing with a very heavy concept this week that I couldn’t get out of my head,” he added. “Just the way you’re expressing yourself has lifted the burden on me.”