B.o.B Tries to Convince Twitter Earth Is Flat, Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds

Austin Hargrave
B.o.B photographed on the roof of Billboard's Winterfest at Park City Live in Park City, Utah on Jan. 22, 2015.

B.o.B may be turning into a mad scientist on his timeline. After posting a picture of himself on an icy landscape (Jan. 25), the rapper challenged the idea of the Earth being round. 

"The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this," he tweeted.

The Decatur rep soon became a trending topic for his seemingly random outburst. "A lot of people are turned off by the phrase "flat earth" ... but there's no way u can see all the evidence and not know... grow up," he tweeted. 

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He also flooded timelines with photos of clouds, stars and science textbook-esque excerpts supporting the notion that the Earth is flat, contradicting what we all probably learned during circle time in Kindergarten. 

Esteemed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson even weighed in on B.o.B's remarks. "Flat Earth is a problem only when people in charge think that way. No law stops you from regressively basking in it," he tweeted. "Duude  — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music."

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"You can regurgitate force fed information all day..., still doesn't change physics," continued B.o.B, who has also tweeted about cloning in the past. "Don't believe what I say, research what I say."

Bobby Ray's biggest hits include 2010's Hayley Williams-assisted track "Airplanes" and 2011's "Strange Clouds" featuring Lil Wayne. 

A rep for B.o.B did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment. 


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