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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Nephew Fires Back At B.o.B. With “Flat to Fact”


AR Press // Atlantic Records

It’s the end of the work day over on the East Coast, so a story like this is fitting.

Last night (January 25), B.o.B bridged the worlds of science and hip-hop on “Earth is Flat,” a song about, um, the Earth being flat. Oh?! And, in addition to explaining his “once you go flat, you never go back” belief, the ATLien called out Neil deGrasse Tyson for their recent exchange about the matter. “Neil Tyson need to loosen his vest, they probably write that man one hell of a check,” he raps on the record, which closes with an audio clip of Tyson explaining how the Earth was formed.

So with his street credibility in shambles, the popular astrophysicist enlisted the duties of, wait for it, his nephew Tyson, who claps back at the “Airplanes” rapper with “Flat to Fact.”

"I'm not waiting four days Bob, I'm right here, I got science in my corner and there's nothing to fear,” he raps over Drake’s “Back to Back” instrumental.

“I know Bobby Ray’s a great musician with intelligence to say some better shit than what he’s written,” Tyson continues.

Will this conclude this week’s series in the Adventures of Bobby Ray? No clue. But for now, this was the latest update from B.o.B.’s Twitter page:

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