Rapper took to Twitter to argue Earth is flat
Insisted we should see planet's curvature on horizon
Posted photographs as evidence to support his claims
Rapper Bobby Ray Simmons (more widely known as B.o.B) has taken to Twitter, insisting the world is flat.
The man behind chart-topping hits such as “Nothin’ on You” and “Airplanes” has posted a flurry of tweets and pictures telling his 2.3 million followers: “I didn’t wanna believe it either.”
B.o.B laid out his case that if the world were in fact round, it would be obvious when looking at the horizon. He says cities in the distance would not be visible as they would be obscured by the Earth’s curvature.
He also tweeted numerous photographs taken at high altitude, which he said further supports his point that “no matter how high in elevation you are… the horizon is always eye level.”
Retweets were rewarded for the few who agreed with the musician. However, anyone responding negatively to the singer was simply shut down.
B.o.B also posted a photo insinuating that disbelievers are sheep and blamed a lack of understanding on mass media. He tweeted: “I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived”
Instead, he recommended people “research what I say” and make up their own minds.
Prominent American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson even joined the conversation, pointing out where B.o.B was mistaken and explained some of the science behind the photographs.
However, none of this swayed the rapper, who instead seems to have challenged the cosmologist to a rap battle (warning: the newly-release Soundcloud track has explicit language, discretion is advised).
Meanwhile he had a few choice words for his detractors posting: “if my tweets are rattling the tiny little cages of your reality … the unfollow button is right there”