B.o.B finally responds to 2016 flat-earth controversy with new track

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B.o.B finally responds to 2016 flat-earth controversy with new track

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B.o.B has opened up about his views on whether or not the world is flat in a new interview to celebrate his return to the musical world.

You remember the rapper B.o.B right? He was briefly very famous in the musical world before seeming to drop off the face of the earth after a bit.

That’s a sentence that has been deliberately chosen because – for a while there – as he was one of the most famous proponents of the flat earth theory.

These are the people who, despite the best efforts of scientists and mathematicians, do not believe that the earth is round.

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It’s a niche perspective, but surprisingly not as niche as you might think.

Anyway, back to B.o.B.

Now, he’s back with a new song entitled ‘Ted Talk’ and – it would seem – a fresh take on the shape of the earth.

Because that’s what we really needed.

It would seem that since B.o.B professed his scepticism about the shape of our home planet, loads of people have been in touch to give him a load more to think about.

Instead, he’s decided to settle on the wise words of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

B.o.B is back. Credit: All Star Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
B.o.B is back. Credit: All Star Picture Library Ltd/Alamy

Tyson is a Harvard graduate, an astrophysicist, and by all accounts, an expert in this sort of stuff.

B.o.B explained to TMZ Hip Hop: “I've heard so many theories at this point from all the people that have come my way I don't know what to believe anymore.

"Neil Tyson said it’s an oval, let’s just go with that for now"

Yeah, that’s probably a safe bet.

And according to the man himself, he believes that the whole thing about his beliefs was a plot by the media to get rid of him.

He claims that scientists such as deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye were brought in specifically by TV channels to challenge his beliefs.

In his new song, he even name drops rappers Lil Dulval and Charlamagne tha God for their reactions to his beliefs.

B.o.B also suggested that NASA used to send people to his concerts in order to distribute pamphlets containing their version of the truth.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of those who was critical of B.o.B's views. Credit: AFF/Alamy
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of those who was critical of B.o.B's views. Credit: AFF/Alamy

We can’t be sure if there’s any truth to these accusations, but you’d have to imagine that NASA at least might have something better to do.

Perhaps the media outlets he cited – we won’t name them, but you’ll have heard of them – just thought it might be funny?

Anyway, we can probably expect to hear more from B.o.B going forward, as he has just dropped the second part in his 'Element 2' series, 'Anti-Matter' on Soundcloud.

Topics: Music, Celebrity, Science, US News

Tom Wood
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