Oh man. Sometimes a story comes along and entertains you, and you think that it's all done, but then it surprises you with even more goodness. And this story about B.o.B going on a tirade about how he believes the earth is actually flat and we're all being duped by NASA and the government? This is one of those stories.
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As we previously reported, the world's coolest astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, stepped into the fray to try to talk some sense into the rapper, which was an ill-advised move on his part. I appreciate his desire to educate and stamp out ignorance wherever he can, but some fights just aren't worth it. In fact, for his efforts he's now gotten himself his very own diss track. This morning,B.o.B released "Flatline" into the world via Soundcloud, a weirdly paranoid track thatcallsout Tyson, NASA and the Masons — for some reason, probably because conspiracy theorists love the Masons. It is as delightfully unhinged as you might imagine. Take a listen:
I have to say, taking the time to actually try to propagate a rap beef with Neil deGrasse Tyson kind of makes me like B.o.B more, despite the idiocy.Oh, and the rapper is also not done presenting photographic "evidence" of his claims, like this tweet here:
— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
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I suppose it wouldn't really be worth explaining to him how things like camera lenses and the human eye work, right? That would just take all the fun and mystery out of things. I just wish he and his Flat Earth Truther friends could explain one thing to me: If they're rightand the earth isn't actually round and it's all just a great, big conspiracy, then why? What's the point? What is the benefit of making everyone believe it? No wait, I don't really want them to answer that.
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