Neil deGrasse Tyson says his nephew helped him make a diss observe in his 'rap wars' with rapper B.o.B: 'He dissed me, I needed to diss him again'

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson has recalled his 2016 “rap wars” with rapper B.o.B.
  • The 2 exchanged diss tracks after B.o.B tweeted a few conspiracy that the Earth is flat.
  • “He dissed me, I needed to diss him again,” mentioned astrophysicist Tyson. 

Rap music has had some legendary feuds through the years — Nas versus Jay-Z, 2Pac versus Biggie, and 50 Cent versus Ja Rule to call however a couple of.

Neil deGrasse Tyson versus B.o.B is not certainly one of them, however their feud from 2016 is little question among the many strangest, and the funniest.

It began when B.o.B tweeted his perception in a disproven concept that the Earth is flat.

“I am going up in opposition to the best liars in historical past … you’ve got been tremendously deceived,” mentioned the “Nothin’ on You” rapper in certainly one of greater than 50 tweets.

B.o.B’s tweets prompted a collection of responses from famed astrophysicist Tyson, who defined to him why the Earth was spherical.

Tyson’s final tweet to B.o.B was: “Duude — to be clear: Being 5 centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t suggest all of us cannot nonetheless like your music.”

Naturally, B.o.B hit again at Tyson the best way rappers do — by writing a diss observe about him referred to as “Flatline.”

“Aye, Neil Tyson have to loosen up his vest / They will most likely write that man one hell of a test,” he rapped on the observe.

Tyson hit proper again at B.o.B the best way not many scientists do — with a diss observe on his personal.

Titled “Flat To Reality,” the tune was written and rapped by his nephew, Stephen Tyson, but in addition included vocals from the person himself. 

“Crucial that I clear this up / You say that Neil’s vest is what he must loosen up? / The ignorance you are spinning helps to maintain folks enslaved, I imply mentally,” Stephen rapped over the beat from Drake’s 2015 hit “Again to Again.”

In the beginning of the observe, Tyson mentioned: “Flat Earth is an issue solely when folks in cost assume that manner. No legislation stops you from regressively basking in it.”

Talking with VladTV in a video printed final week, Tyson recalled the feud, describing it as “the rap wars over whether or not the Earth is flat.

“He dissed me, I needed to diss him again,” he mentioned, including that he enlisted his nephew to assist him with a “rebuttal” after listening to B.o.B’s diss observe.

“I engaged him publicly as a result of, on Twitter, he was citing, ‘In the event you do the maths…’” the 64-year-old scientist added. “You don’t stroll into my home and inform folks to do the maths and present that Earth is flat.”

Requested about B.o.B’s diss observe “Flatline,” which insinuated that he had been paid off to inform folks the Earth was spherical, he mentioned: “He has to say that to proceed to imagine what he needs to imagine.”

B.o.B has since (type of) backtracked on his perception that the Earth is flat.

In an interview with TMZ final 12 months, the rapper mentioned: “I’ve heard so many theories at this level from all of the folks that have come my manner I do not know what to imagine anymore.”

“Neil Tyson mentioned it is an oval, let’s simply go along with that for now,” he added. 

Science: 1. Rap: 0.