In recent Hip-Hop related news, the rapper B.o.B has challenged the scientific idea that the Earth is round.

In one of his latest tweets, he tweeted, “”The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this.” His tweet became the topic of discussion on Twitter, especially after he stated that “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.”

Afterwards, he began to put up pictures of clouds and stars and excerpts that seemed very similar to that of a science textbook that supported his claim that the Earth is not round which has been something that we have contradicted since we were children.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the highly regarded astrophysicist, has spoken up about the rapper’s statements.

“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.”

B.o.B’s rebuttal to the astrophysicist’s remarks came two-fold. He, first tweeted, “You can regurgitate force fed information all day…, still doesn’t change physics. Don’t believe what I say, research what I say.”

He, then, released a diss song about Tyson this morning called “Flatline” where he said things like “Hah, am I paranoid? Picture Malcolm X/ In a room full of pigs, trying not to bust a sweat/ Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest/ They’ll probably write that man one hell of a check.”

You can check out the song. Let us know what you think.


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