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Kanye West’s Theory on Photographs May Explain Society’s Fascination with Selfies

Break the Simulation, Entertainment, Kanye West, News -

Kanye West’s Theory on Photographs May Explain Society’s Fascination with Selfies

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kanye West speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. A lawsuit filed Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, by representatives for West claims that insurers have failed to pay nearly $10 million for West’s canceled Saint Pablo Tour last year. The suit filed by Very Good Touring against several Lloyd’s of London syndicates alleges breach of contract and seeks punitive damages and attorney fees beyond the $9.8 million in concert losses. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West, known for his outspoken persona and musical talent, can now add author to his title. His upcoming book “Break the Simulation” will dive into society’s obsession with photographs.

West spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and said, “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.” He continued, “It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think there’s too much of an importance put on history.”

The “Heartless” rapper noted the importance of photographs and capturing the moment. “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 (photographs) to remind us of what time is, is a good bar.”


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