B.o.B had his eyes out on the skies when he went on a Twitter feud with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, claiming that the earth is flat. The Twitter feud may be as strong as Drake vs. Meek Mill and Kanye West vs. Wiz Khalifa. In fact, B.o.B. caught the people of science’s interests.
According to a report by NPR, rapper B.o.B., widely known for his tracks “Airplanes” and “Nothin’ On You,” declared Monday through Twitter that he believes the earth is flat, not round. In fact, he also claims that NASA itself has hidden the reality from the rest of mankind and incorporated several diagrams and flight routes.
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7
— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
One of his tweets indicate that he is against scientists who claim that the earth is round. He even said, “Earth’s curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) ft of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are waaay taller than that.”
He went on and said, “Polaris is gone by 1.5 deg S. Latitude. You’ve never been south of Earth’s Equator, or if so, you’ve never looked up.” Another tweet says, “Flat Earth is a problem only when people in charge think that way. No law stops you from regressively basking in it.”
In other news, B.o.B.’s claims were regarded as absurd. The reports challenge the rapper’s idea by introducing several facts about the Earth’s surface. In fact, B.o.B.’s claims are similar to the findings of the Greeks long before NASA existed. “Gravity doesn’t enter into their argument, because Flat-Earth cosmology says the whole disc is accelerating at exactly 31 feet per second in the ‘up’ direction,” reports Live Science.
Tyson himself also responded to B.o.B.’s claims. According to Daily News, the scientist said, “I only did it [responded to B.o.B.’s tweets] because he said he used laws of physics and he has a huge following who he has influence over.” He added, “Fringe websites don’t have 2.3 million followers, as he does. That’s why as an educator, I felt duteous in engaging him, however briefly – it was only four tweets.”
B.o.B. and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Twitter feud are as unique as ever that it may be the first recorded battle between science and rap!