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Neil DeGrasse Tyson And B.o.B. Get Into Rap Battle Over Flat Earth Theory

A rapper and an astrophysicist just dropped diss tracks about each other.

This just may be the strangest rap beef yet. Famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and rapper B.o.B. got into a Twitter feud over science, of all things. The flat Earth theory has been disproven for centuries now, but B.o.B. isn't convinced. On Sunday, the rapper began tweeting so-called proof that, despite what you may have been led to believe, the Earth is indeed flat.

B.o.B. tweeted over 50 images to prove his flat Earth theory, as well as quotes from the 2014 book "The Flat Earth Conspiracy" by Eric Dubay. After a while, official science nerd Neil DeGrasse Tyson couldn't help but respond.

B.o.B. still wasn't convinced, and later released a diss track about the whole thing, called "Flatline."

Here's one notable line: "Aye, Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest. / They'll probably write that man one hell of a check."

Then, in a move no one expected, Tyson hit back with a diss track of his own, written and performed by his nephew Stephen Tyson. It's called "Flat to Fact" and it's set to the music from Drake's "Back to Back," so it's pretty much a win already.

Best line? "I think it's very clear that Bobby didn't read enough. / And he's believing all this conspiracy theory stuff."

What a time to be alive, my friend; a rapper and an astrophysicist are currently embroiled in a social media rap beef, complete with diss tracks. B.o.B. has yet to respond, but if he still isn't convinced after all this that the world isn't flat, I doubt a song is going to do the trick. 

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