BoB and Neil deGrasse Tyson

After rapper B.o.B. took to Twitter.com to inform his millions of followers that the earth is flat, prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson weighed in by dropping science and facts on B.o.B.

"Earth's curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) ft of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are waaay taller than that," Tyson tweeted. "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. Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music."

Not to be deterred, B.o.B. rushed to a studio after midnight to record a diss track featuring none other than Tyson himself speaking at a science conference.

Basically what Tyson says is the earth is not a perfectly round sphere -- but we already know that. He said the earth is shaped more like a pear -- which makes sense if we know the earth is not perfectly round.

Tyson's speech still shoots massive holes in the rapper's distorted theories. But that's the thing with schizophrenics; even when you hit them with facts, they still think they won the argument.

Listen to "Flatline" below, courtesy of Gawker.com.

The lyrics are courtesy of Genius.com.

Yo, you ain’t seen my best
Checkmate, ain’t a game of chess
Globalists see me as a threat
Free thinking, got the world at my neck
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
Aye, I’m over here on this side of town
Come on over, over, over, over here try to clown
Aye, I never pipe down
If they weren’t coming for me then
They definitively coming for me now
I can’t even keep my phone charged up
All this shit I’m talking, I should get my
Rappers get off of my dick, get your own bars up
Now the mirror lizard’s breath got the clones scared cuz
Woo, use your, use your common sense
Why is NASA department of defense?
They divided up the seas into thirty-three degrees
Feeding kids masonry, bruh, be careful what you read

Hook 1

Flat line, flat line
There’s no superior blood line
Flat line, flat line
You got me once but that died, aye

Verse 2

Voice, voice, do I have a voice?
Do I give a fuck? Do I have a choice?
Joint, joint, I roll up a joint
Keep my shooters in the game like I hate to disappoint
I see only good things on the horizon
That’s probably why the horizon is always rising
Indoctrinated in a cult called science
And graduated to a club full of liars
Heliocentrism, you were the sixth victim
Fuck you and your team, you could sit on the bench with ‘em
But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving
Stalin was way worse than Hitler
That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kipper
I’m a man first ‘fore an artist
Get a lawyer, look up Doctor Richard [?]

Hook 2

Flat line, flat line
You fooled us for the last time
Flat line, flat line
There’s no superior blood line

Neil Tyson speaking

So you want to find farthest point from that center. And it turns out sea level from the equator is farther away from the center of the Earth than sea level at the poles. It has nothing to do with global warming and melting of the ice caps

(Why is that?)

Because we...Earth we know it spins, once uh...a day. Yes thank you. Three people know, uh, how long a day lasts here

(Good for row number two, they’re off to a great start)

So you, you know when you spin pizza dough it kind of flattens out. It gets wider in the middle...so Earth throughout it’s life, Earth, even when it formed, it was spinning. And it got a little wider at the equator that it does at the poles. So it’s not actually a sphere, it’s oblate, it’s officially an oblate spheroid

But not only that, it’s slightly wider below the equator than above the equator

(A little chubbier?)

Little chubbier, chubby’s a good word, it’s like pear-shaped. It turns out the pear-shapedness is a bigger than the height of mount Everest above sea level

Hook 2

Flat line, flat line
You fooled us for the last time
Flat line, flat line
There’s no superior blood line
Dead

Photo of B.o.B.: Xavier Collin/Image Press/Splash

  • Yardgirl

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is the man!! Love me a smarty arty!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Well you got to strike while the iron is hot *shrugs*

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Cute.
    LOL.
    Beefin' with an astrophysicist.

  • Trey

    This guys career has been dead...Im surprised you fell for the bait. I even heard people talking about it on the radio this morning. BOB is a college dude..so that he means he at least some level of common sense. He just recently made up this conspiracy character to get some fame again. Now he is going to do radio interview in character...pathetic.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Ok. Some people believe man walked on the moon at a time when we didn't even have cell phones. So are people schizophrenic for believing the Apollo moon mission actually took place?

  • Trey

    Its one thing to believe conspiracies based out of some sort of controversy. Something that has been established by science for the last 500 years is another thing...smarten up.

  • PussyGal0re

    Dialogue is starting. That's what's important. People are always afraid when others challenge the status quo and....ask questions. I don't think he's crazy. I'm just glad he's awake and thinking. He will get there. Most artists keep it cute. I like this. It's interesting.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    LALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!!

  • LabellaMior

    Morting all

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Morning

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So far this thang hitting .... no shock here ... B.O.B Stay in rotation sn: Folks please learn to think for yourself ... and read ..... peer reviewed theories ...

  • Mel

    Morning roses ...I have nothing on Bob and his attention seeking antics ever since he got exposed on IG for trynna fake a relationship with insta thot that sold beads or whatever lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Our offices still closed in DC .... to my DC folks stay warm and safe <3

  • Just Keya

    Listen, if BOB wants to believe the world is flat, let him. Not gonna stop me from believing the world is round. God Bless him.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    The dialogue was already in play and if we all agreed the earth was flat, it wouldn't change a thing. Awake and still distracted from the "real" issues.
    Let's discuss how religion in politics or lack thereof continues to create chaos, death, and destruction. From its inception to its current abuses...That would be dialogue that creates awareness/awakened minds.

  • Rayne

    Stop puffing loud

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Basically what Tyson says is the earth is not a perfectly round sphere
    __________

    Proving this means exactly what? That they were wrong ?? Meanwhile racism and mental fools at an all time high .... excuse me but put this down for things that are not of my concern at the moment... If you want to prove the people wrong ... save ya money and fly to the moon to see for yaself ... I hear they are now offering trips if you can afford it ...

  • SameoleJ

    Hi Everybody!! I see if you miss a day or two or three, you miss a helluva lot!! Should I go read or naw!!

  • Milani

    ...

  • Trey

    You think its cute when ignorance is displayed in full force by members of the black community?

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • SameoleJ

    Sooo basically B.O.B., in his effort to discredit the man, in turn made himself look like and Azz. Um, okay.....still like some of his songs.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Good Morning ?? Believe in whatever gets you out the bed in the morning.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bigger fish to fry ... but unfortunately people never take the time to research these things on their own ..... it's only amplified as a topic when these entertainers put it out there . knowing damn well all entertainers should be questioned... I need folks to start researching .... this subject caught my interest some years ago because I like things like this .... nevertheless ... There is way too many proven factual evidence to trump this theory ..... folks need to read ... it's fun ...

  • rodt

    Even these crazy guys are laughing at you B.oB.

  • jussaying

    right... and i'm like why are people giving this dude praise for questioning this particular fact... there have been centuries of data, research, etc that refutes this outdated philosophy and those who continue to ascribe to it are not revolutionary just dumb. it's one thing to question what you're taught, it's another thing to stick your head in the mud and turn your ears off when people give you factual evidence which disproves your claim.

  • Seavoo Play

    ?? G'morning everyone ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Discredit the man on subject matter this society's mental capacity can take in .... it's bad enough we have enough distractions from things that should be considered of importance to us as a culture ... better yet society .... Ninja need to put down the loud and stay on regular weed if he is going to get high ..... he seems smart ... but nah I don't agree with what he saying at all ..... I still like his music doe !

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Morning!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    ??? no, I'm joking, we're good.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sheep ... this ninja needs a to sell an album ... that ninja probably has a contract with Atlantic records.... His obligation is to sell records before he can get a check ... any other compensation is an advance ..... folks need to wake up ..... he has a job to do and that is to influence the masses ... our job is to be aware of such fugg shyt ... js

  • ?E?E?M?A

    How has it been established? No one can prove man walked on the moon or that the earth is round except through pictures. The masses accept everything fed to them without question. BOB is using his brain. Smarten up? You think you are smart because you accept what you hear. You're an idiot.

  • Renee26

    Thank You!! What is the importance of the discussion and what will it change?? NOTHING

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    so why the hell is the offices closed .... hell I have shyt I need to do .... chile I need to schedule a conference call with them folks smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Morning !

  • AG

    Ha! This won't end well for him.

  • JJ

    This!! People act like him questioning proven fact is thinking outside the box like no thinking outside the box is if you become educated enough to prove otherwise not randomly spout out conspiracy theories hoping one sticks. Being enlightened is questioning man made rules and concepts like government, societal normals etc not proven scientific fact. Anything to distract them from real issues I guess.

  • AnonymousRose

    I agree with all this..., but "Ninja need to put down the loud"

    Chile, ain't nothing like it....LOL

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    People are stuck in their neighborhoods and parking lots are full of snow so no there's no parking. It's hard for people to even take public transportation due to them piling up snow all along the road. You have to stand either on the street or on a mountain of snow just to wait for the bus.

  • Seavoo Play

    I know nothing about this dude up top, but what I do know is that I'm about to get in this kitchen and whip up these Last Minute Red velvet Oreo cake balls for Mr Seavoo's Job...smh

    I hate doing last minute stuff...?
    He owe me....

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Mmmmm, that sounds yummy!

  • Just Keya

    Yes it does :poof:

  • Just Keya

    Did yall see LAHH last night and Stevie and Jose? Stevie and Jose can NOT carry a show alone. Sorry. And I want to know how much did Diddy make VH1 pay him to be on the show for that two minutes. Because I KNOW he was not showing up on that ratchet show for free. Tuh.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    People always saying artist rap about nothing. Then when they rap about subject matter outside of the norm, look at the knee jerk reaction.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    It does sound better than any other diss track I've heard, since Cassidy went in on Meek.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Morning

  • jussaying

    Yes ma'am. Say that smh.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    College and common sense?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Farrakhan was on Alex Jones recently agreeing with Trump on immigration.

  • Just Keya

    I am not shocked. I really don't care for Farrakhan. At all. Nope.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I like a lot of his music ... his last album in heavy rotation .....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh okay that explains it then

  • jussaying

    No people who say that generalize and I don't know why you brought that defense to me not knowing my musical preference. Taking an asinine stance on a scientific fact is no better than rapping about materialism as it still promotes ignorance. Either way, I don't care for rap so much and it has little to do with the content. Still, I know there are a ton of de facto conscious rappers who choose to discuss sociological and societal issues that are more pertinent to what we are experiencing as humanity that pop culture does not promote. And my knee jerk reaction isn't to dismiss them because unlike BoB, these artists facilitate intelligent debate that acts as a catalyst to affect actual concrete and measurable change.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I wasn't saying it to you. Just building upon your comments. Now I'm not sure where you are going.

  • sealsaa

    Another nut case. Is that you B.o.B?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He dropped a conscious freestyle recently before 'Water' came out. I didn't know if it was a publicity stunt or not. He seems to be continuing down this path.

    The video someone put together for the verse was clever. I'm mad I can't remember the name of it. It started off with the Pledge of Allegiance though.

  • sealsaa

    I want one of these nutters to explain to me what the scientific community, both past and present, have to gain by lying about the shape of the planet. Dis gone be guud, so i'll wait.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pledge of Allegiance just struck a bell with me ..... seems like I may have heard it before .... Ima holla at my friend and see if he has it ... I'm sure he does ..... I was bumping his last album on the way home yesterday and then Sandra had a story up about him lololol ..... Another cut I like by him is Up!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Make sure it's tasty Seavoo, lol I side eye some folks who bring food into the office. The ones that don't wash their hands when using the restroom and they are mostly non black people. Lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    I like that.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    B.o.B - Purple Mountains

    http://bit.ly/1QpLOK7

  • LibraGirlonly

    So he thinks he is smarter than a astrophysicist? Nah nah I don't think so but I like his music.

  • SameoleJ

    Apparently he isn't smarter than a fifth grader either!!

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    Great pre promotion for attention for his new music...He sounds like Kanye.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    No it hasn't. He had a hit song with Trey Songz just a few months ago.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Let me listen BRB

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh yeah I heard this one .... yep !!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Clever and powerful indeed

  • Tea???

    b.o.b hasn't been the same since he did that girl sevyn wrong ? His failed attempts at being a trap rapper or doing b00ty songs was pathetic because this man plays the guitar and is capable of making better music than that, now he's running around making himself look like an idiot talking about the earth is flat ?

  • Trey

    Proof through pictures? The proof is established by scientific observation and measurement. I guess gravity is a myth to you as well...LOL

  • Trey

    Exactly...I see through this conball. People actually considering what he is saying are exposing themselves as well. Im glad im only have real conversation with intelligent people

  • inplainsight

    According to Neil deGrasse Tyson the earth is not shaped like a ball but is more pear shaped...then why do the photos from NASA show earth as a globe? I mean...if we are really getting photos of the earth how come the earth is round and not pear shaped in those supposed real photos? Hmmmmmmmmmm

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    Basically what Tyson says is the earth is not a perfectly round sphere — but we already know that. He said the earth is shaped more like a pear — which makes sense if we know the earth is not perfectly round.
    -
    NO SHADE BUT IS THE GA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM ALONG THE SAME LINES AS CA AND NY? QTNA.

    I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KNOWN AND UNDERSTOOD CONCEPT!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    His son's married to a white woman. That alone shows he's full of ish.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Love transcends.

  • jussaying

    Well, you replied to my comment which had nothing to do with his music or capabilities as a rapper.. I think my pts were sound and simple, but I'll abbreviate them for you:

    - BoB's opinion is silly not b/c he questions facts, but bc he remains ignorant to factual evidence which disproves his opinion and refuses to engage with his opposition in a respectful manner.

    Because you mentioned his music and ppl's reactions to supposed 'out of the norm subject matter and public opinion on rap,' you got the response above. Summarized here for you:

    - People's opinions about rap are irrelevant to Bob... Why: BoB's opinion is still just as ignorant as rappers who "rap about nothing," therefore this reaction from public... questioning his sensibility, is pretty normative behavior.

    Understand?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    It's sad when we live in a world where we are told things and blindly accept them as truth. Or some do. You can fool some people all of the time but you cant fool all people all of the time. When one questions these things then they are branded psycho, crazy, or schizophrenic. With a mind that does not question how can you have faith and believe in the impossible. How many times has science told someone they weren't going to live and they still survived?? Science is not absolute. Nothing is. For all you know there can be continents that we don't even know about. Did you know that planes cannot fly over the North Pole?? I bet you don't know why either. And you won't even question it. You probably don't have a college education. In college you are taught to question everything. You are a poor creature if you're afraid to use your mind and question this completely fake reality that we live in.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Umm, a pear is still round.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest
    They’ll probably write that man one hell of a check
    ______________________________________________

    I believe he just called him a coon.

  • ???

    Speaking of immigration they're out in front of the federal building right now in CA laying on the ground begging Obama to stop deportations.

  • 1/8

    You raised a very valid point, because European pears, commonly found in the U. S., are not round. However, Asian pears, which have an appearance similar to Golden Delicious apples, have a more spherical shape.

  • Empress

    I love anything that makes today's youth read, think, and form opinions based on their own research so I am here for this! Don't just tell someone they are wrong, tell them why you think they are wrong.

  • Saywhatnow?

    I will leave this earth never believing it. No matter what is shown to me. It didn't happen. Or if they did go up to the Thermosphere it wasn't the moon, and the video is fake. Made that video to mess with the Soviets' head and bank account.

  • inplainsight

    Nope not round...not the kind that Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke of....

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It's was terribuh just godawful.

  • Zonga Fielding

    R.I.P. b.o.b.

  • Meme81

    Even with that haircut, he's still cool :D

  • Yardgirl

    Totally!! :-))

  • sealsaa

    Blindly questioning everything is just as silly as blindly believing it. There are plenty of things that can't be observed with the naked eye. The oxygen that you breath for instance, or gravity, OR a god if you believe in one. Questioning their existence isn't a sign of intelligence(and neither is your college education), and therein lies the problem with your ilk. I'm still waiting on one of you nutters to explain to me(slowly if need be) WHAT incentive the scientific community would have for not only lying about the shape of the planet, but apparently faking satellite photos of the shape of the planet as well...for over 500 years.... What's the end game, hmm? Answer me that.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yea like really, this can potentially kill his career.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I indulge in a lot of ratchet tv, but that show, I just can't. They're aggravating on LHH, so I know a full hour of them (or 30 mins) is entirely too much.

  • whitty hutton

    Uhh ma'am/sir...planes do fly over the North Pole. It's called Santa's Shortcut or something like that. There used to be route restrictions due to radiation exposure but that changed some years ago.

  • whitty hutton

    How dreadful...??

  • whitty hutton

    Apparently not judging by some of these comments. RIF negroes...RIF ??

  • whitty hutton

    How does the saying go...it's better to remain quiet and let people THINK you're a fool rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You're an idiot

  • Meme81

    Yeah....this one's a thinker...but I don't mind doing the research. At least I can understand words he's sayin'.

  • Meme81

    Good advice. Thinkin' about putting this no good job of mine down. Money is definitely not worth being frustrated everyday. *Rant over, lol*

  • Meme81

    I really don't know what to believe about Farrakhan or Al and Jessie. On one hand, I can see the good they do, then they will say something and I'm like , hmmmm....

  • Meme81

    I couldn't take my eyes off of Steebie's Gumby cut. That show was very dry, tho. The fakeness was extra fake, too.

  • kekeb

    He seems interesting, like on an Erykah Badu level. But he scares me. . .

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Do what makes you happy. It'll all work out.

  • Emily post

    In rap their is always somebody representing backwards thinking and spreading it out to the masses...

  • PussyGal0re

    The dialogue may have been in play, but now it's receiving national media attention and being heard by an audience who may not have been privy to this information before. We're capable of discussing more than one topic at a time and they're all EQUALLY important. I really can't make the distinction between what the "real" issues are as opposed to what's allegedly innocuous. That's a matter of opinion and varies depending on what's important to you. You seem to think a discussion about religion would be more feasible while I would find it a waste of time, as I don't believe in organized religion. So, no, I wouldn't glean enlightment from such a conversation. I haven't touched upon whether the earth is flat or not, not sure why you answered so aggressively.

  • PussyGal0re

    No, I enjoy seeing someone unafraid to question something. Whether right or wrong. Everything isn't about race. And why is the onus always on US, simply because of our skin color, to always "act right" and "mind our manners" lessen good ole massa don't think we's a good negro!?! Shaming the race?? But we're not a monolithic group *sarcasm* Why must we impress THEM and fit THEIR standards? Stop it. You're 10x more ignorant than B.o.B There are dumb blacks, whites and latinos. And one uninformed statement does not make one ignorant. But broad generalizations and baseless assumptions do.