Y'all, I can't even with this s*** right now. So, yesterday, a couple hours after I wrote my Hall of Shame post about Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, and Talib Kweli
, something way more ridiculous happened. Twitter blew up
cause it turned out that Atlanta rapper (and king of s***ty commercial hip-hop) B.o.B. was a flat-Earth truther. If you're turning your head right now and thinking, "Wait, what? Didn't scientists settle that issue like 600 years or so ago?" Correct. Yes. They did. You officially know more about science than this six time Grammy nominee. But things got even more ridiculous from there.
After it turned out that B.o.B. was a flat-Earth truther (jet fuel can't melt through steel crazy ass conspiracies), Neil Degrasse Tyson joined in on the fun. Neil Degrasse Tyson has replaced Carl Sagan as our most notable pop science figure, and his Twitter account has also proven that he can be a bit of a buzzkill. Let him explain to him why all of the science in Star Wars
is wrong, and suddenly you might not enjoy his reboot of Cosmos
so much anymore. Neil Degrasse Tyson roared into B.o.B.'s mentions yesterday explaining (with scientific precision) why all of B.o.B.'s crazy ass ideas were wrong. It was mildly entertaining stuff and you can head to either's Twitter feed to see how it all went down. But things kept escalating.
Today, B.o.B. released a Neil Degrasse Tyson diss track. Yes, you read that right. This rapper attempted to "Ether"/"Back to Back" a world renowned physicist. I can't...I just can't. B.o.B. decided to channel his rap energies to throw shade at a scientist would be embarrassing enough if it weren't outright racist as f***. "Racist, you say?" Oh yeah. Racist. For seemingly no reason whatsoever, B.o.B. starts talking about the Holocaust and tells his listeners to look up a Holocaust denier. This whole farce went from hilarious to horrific real fast. I'm not going to embed the B.o.B. track cause I'm not going to give a platform to a Holocaust denier and his music but you can google B.o.B. and "Flatline" if you really want to find it. But, seriously, y'all...today might be the day where we all agree to pretend that B.o.B. doesn't exist anymore, cause seriously, f*** that guy if he's really trying to deny the Holocaust.