After going on a Twitter tirade yesterday insisting that the earth is flat, Rapper B.o.B apparently did not take kindly to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's scientifically sound responses on the matter. The rapper today dropped a new song on Soundcloud with the title “Flatline” which could be used by Flat Earthers as an anthem to their belief that the earth is flat and not round.
Unfortunately for B.o.B, the lyrics to his homage to the flat earth, just like his tweets, do not hold up well against scientific scrutiny. The first few lines of his rap, for example, describe himself as a freethinker whom Globalists see as a “threat.”
“Hah, am I paranoid? Picture Malcolm X
In a room full of pigs, trying not to bust a sweat”
He continues in the next lines. However, as Forbes pointed out, pigs don't actually sweat very much.
B.o.B also criticizes how NASA is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, which is inaccurate – NASA and the Department of Defense often collaborate on projects, however, the two are separate and independent entities.
The “Flatline” rap also makes use of sound bytes from an interview with deGrasse Tyson where he discussed the earth's shape officially being an “oblate spheroid” but is actually a little bit wider below the equator.
This interview is dissed by B.o.B and he raps that “you fooled us for the last time.”
He also gets into some hot territory by mentioning to do more research on David Irving, who actually does not have much to do with Flat Earthers, but was a discredited Holocaust-denier whose work set out, and failed, to prove that the Nazis were not perpetuating genocide.
It may take a whole lot more to get B.o.B to back down from his assertion that the earth is flat, we wonder what he thinks of the these photos posted by astronaut Scott Kelley showing the earth in all it's round and curved glory:
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) January 26, 2016