An explanation for his bizarre behaviour, or time to break out the tinfoil hats?

One Twitter user believes that they have uncovered a theory that explains Kanye West's recent outlandish and controversial behaviour and statements, and you're going to have to bear with us on this one because it's long and somewhat bizarre.

The person in question, who goes by the Twitter handle Snowcone, claims that the rapper is collaborating with his friend Tremaine Emory on a 'performance art piece' that takes in everything from references to comedian Andy Kaufman to American artist David Hammons, and that he has already made subtle references to numerous artists and theories in his tweets and comments over the last month.

To us, it sounds a little too bizarre to be true - and would West really risk the whole thing backfiring and permanently damaging his career?

Decide for yourselves below, though...