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B.o.B. Doubles Down That "World Is Flat," Disses Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson with "Flatline"

The rapper firmly believes the world is flat—so much so that he made a rap song dissing that "smart guy" Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

by Eric Sundermann
Jan 26 2016, 2:56pm

OK, we're going to present this story with, hm, how do we say it—a little bit of doubt? But here it is anyway. Yesterday, B.o.B. took his woke-self to social media to proclaim that he believes the earth is flat. Yes, the mad, mad world that spins on, according to B.o.B., is flat. This prompted astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson to point out that the earth is not, indeed, flat. It was quite the day on social media and the rap internet.

So, the question remains: Is B.o.B. serious? Who the hell knows. But he's doubled down on his notion that not only is the earth flat, but Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a huge fucking dork (which, to be fair, anyone who #wellactuallys the joy we all experienced with Star Wars is the definition of dork) and released a diss track called "Flatline" last night. Over the track's (appropriately) menacing beat, B.o.B. spits: "Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest / They'll probably write that man one hell of a check." Later, he comes harder: "Globalists see me as a threat / Free thinking, got the world at my neck."

Now, your inital reaction to this might be something like, "Wow, I can't believe B.o.B. would embarrass himself with these outrageous claims from the 16th century and there's no way he would ever actually believe this! He's definitely the loser in this 'beef.'" But then again, this is the most anyone's ever thought, talked, or cared about B.o.B. since, well... ever, right? Makes you think.

Stream "Flatline" below.