Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Rapper Nephew Wrote a Song in Response to B.o.B.’s Flat Earth Tweets

The other day, the rapper known as B.o.B. told his nearly 2.3 million Twitter followers that the Earth was flat, using the kind of proof that a smart third grader could refute.


The kicker to all this was that Neil deGrasse Tyson chimed in with some quick rebukes:



Yesterday, however, Tyson went a step further. He got his nephew — stage name TYSON — to record a song correcting B.o.B.’s errors over the beat of Drake’s “Back To Back.” According, the song is titled “Flat To Fact.”

He learned the game from Carl Sagan, you can never check him.
You say the Earth is flat and then you try to disrespect him.
I’m bringing facts to combat a silly theory
Because B.o.B has got to know the planet is a sphere, G.

Woah! Very important that I clear this up.
You say that Neil’s vest is what he needs to loosen up.
And he’s a mason cause the brother’s getting paid.
When the ignorance you’re spitting helps to keep people enslaved.

It goes on like that for a while.

This is now the weirdest real-life rap-battle ever.

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Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.