Just in case you’ve been absent from Twitter for the past few days, rapper B.o.B has been giving several explanations as to why he believes our Mother Earth is flat rather than round. His comments garnered the attention of lauded astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who did everything in his power to refute the rapper’s beliefs with some real facts. Now, Bobby Ray is calling out the haters and the scientist in his newly-released track, “Flatline.”
“Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest/ They’ll probably write that man one hell of a check,” the “Bust It Open” MC spits over the three-and-a-half minute track, which comes complete with the repetitive and ultimately finite beeping of an EKG Monitor throughout. The ATLien also calls out NASA and urges listeners to research the work of David Irving, an English author who denied the Holocaust occurred.
“Stalin was way worse than Hitler/ That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kipper.”
To round out the song, B.o.B uses a lecture from Tyson, in which the scientist says that Earth is “not actually a sphere, it’s oblate, it’s officially an oblate spheroid,” or “pear-shaped.”
We’re low-key hoping Neil deGrasse Tyson can clap back with a diss track of his very own. Listen to “Flatline” under the cut.
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
— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
The Cosmos is knowable. When childhood curiosity persists as an adult, it inoculates against others telling you what to think
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 26, 2016
Once you go flat, you never go back — B.o.B (@bobatl) January 26, 2016
I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived
— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 26, 2016