At any given moment there is so much going on online that it’s impossible to have your finger on the pulse of the entire internet. With that in mind, we want to direct you to a corner of it because it’d be a goddamn shame if you were to miss: musician B.o.B adamantly defending his belief in the Earth being flat and boldly calling NASA and space prince Neil deGrasse Tyson liars.
To catch you up, B.o.B tweeted this photo asking why we can’t see the curvature of the horizon of the supposedly round Earth:
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
Don’t be fooled by that being a question because homie was not looking for an answer. He already had his answer. The Earth is flat AF. He followed up with 20+ tweets supporting this belief, you know, just like how we’re instructed to in grade school. But then, unlike in grade school, he lashed out on the raddest government association of them all: NASA!
Edge of the world gatekeepers? Has B.o.B ever seen a NASA employee?
These nerds aren’t secret guarders, they’re galaxy explorers! But nonetheless, out of an X-Files binge comes king nerd and troll sultan himself, Neil deGrasse Tyson, with some stern words for B.o.B.
@bobatl Earth's curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) ft of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are waaay taller than that.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
@bobatl Flat Earth is a problem only when people in charge think that way. No law stops you from regressively basking in it.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
Luckily, this beef wasn’t going to ruin Tyson’s utmost respect for the two-hit wonder.
@bobatl Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
Perhaps we will all wake up tomorrow and B.o.B will come clean and be crowned the greatest troll of all time. And if that happens, he then can take the crown from deGrasse Tyson himself.