Kanye West has posted a flurry of philosophical messages on Twitter, saying they form a book he is writing "in real time".
The rapper recently said he wanted to pen a philosophy book called Break The Simulation.
On Wednesday he posted a series of tweets sharing his musings on life, the internet and originality and told his 7.44 million followers his messages were part of the book.
"No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write," he said.
"This is not a financial opportunity, this is an innate need to be expressive."
West, father of three children with wife Kim Kardashian West, started with a post advising people not to "hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible" after getting up.
let's be less concerned with ownership of ideas. It is important that ideas see the light of day even if you don't get the credit for them. Let's be less concerned with credit awards and external validation.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) 18 April 2018
He then told his readers to follow their own vision and not the crowd.
He also advised: "I don't believe in the concept of an enemy.
"We have been conditioned to always be in competition. Stop looking for something to beat and just be.
"You don't have to do all the work. Once you start moving in love the universe will assist you."
He went on: "You will be a drop of water with the ocean as your army.
everyone will say he needs to learn how to act. At home parental acting classes are one of the first steps to us loosing who we really are to "the simulation". Parents are our first acting coaches.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) 18 April 2018
"If you move out of fear than your on your own.
"Then it's just you and the money and the countless people you have to lie to and manipulate to build a man made path that will never lead to true happiness."
West said the tweets form part of his book, adding he will work on it whenever he has something to express.
"Oh by the way this is my book that I'm writing in real time," he said.
"No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write.
"This is not a financial opportunity this is an innate need to be expressive."
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