There’s nothing wrong in challenging common beliefs… unless science already proved the belief, that makes the belief a fact. However, Atlanta rapper B.o.B. is undergoing a full-fledged mission to prove the believers wrong.
Please Go Back to Music
Remember the hottest ringtone of Spring 2009? Yup, it was B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars! The banger (don’t even trip) took over the airwaves, TV, and Limewire for months only to be succeeded by yet another single—”Airplanes” with Paramore’s Hayley Williams. His sophomore album “Strange Clouds” featured collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry like Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, and Chris Brown.
B.o.B.’s balance of political banter, club hits, and hip hop pushed him into the spotlight. His overnight success garnered him a multitude of MTV Video Music Awards and Grammy Awards nominations, including Record of the Year. XXL handpicked him to grace the cover of their magazine as part of their 2009 Freshman List alongside Kid Cudi and Asher Roth.
“Where is the curve?”
We don’t exactly know when or why he stumbled upon the Flat Earth Theory. Just a quick recap: the theory is exactly what it says—the Earth is shaped flat, like a plain or a disk, not a sphere. He first took spoke about it on Twitter, complete with some photo evidence.
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
The general public took some time to help the rapper understand why he couldn’t see the curve while some praised him for “spreading the truth.” Luckily, our favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained the scientific answer to his question.
@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
More than a year later, B.o.B. still strongly believes in the theory and is now asking for your help to produce proof. He put up “Show BoB The Curve,” a GoFundMe page accompanied by a video where he refers to himself as Flat Earth Bob. He’d like to “send one, if not multiple satellites as far into space/orbit as I can to find the curve.” The fundraiser currently has $2,506 out of the $1M goal, but let’s forget about the money for a second. Truth be told, it’s the comments that are giving us life right now.
“I got $5 on it only because I love supporting absolutely batshit crazy stuff. And hey, cheap advertising!”
“not all heroes wear capes. but B.O.B likes capes. capes are flat.”
“…Too many people wanting to be like cattle, poked, prodded and corralled and told what to believe and lead to their place of control. Best wishes with the campaign. When I finish testing my view sonic media device, I will play your youtube campaign in my Tyrone store on the tv monitor, upon approval.”
Please push Flat Earth Bob away and go back into the studio, Bobby Ray. We legitimately miss your music.
Featured image from SouthFlorida.com