AceShowbiz - B.o.B wants to prove his theory once and for all that Earth is flat. The "Nothin' on You" hitmaker has just announced a GoFundMe campaign and called on his fans to make donations in order to crowdfund his mission to launch his own satellites and find Earth's curve.
"It's Flat-Earth B.o.B.," so the rhymer said in a YouTube video message. "I'm starting a GoFundMe because I would like to send one, if not multiple, satellites as far into space as I can, or into orbit as I can, to find the curve. I'm looking for the curve."
B.o.B's initial goal was $200,000 before the 80-year-old rapper set it higher up to $500,000. Now his ultimate goal is $100 million. The hip-hop star whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. has "donated 1k to the cause to get it going." The campaign has racked up over $1,800 and collected nearly 900 shares so far.
Back in January 2016, B.o.B released a song called "Flatline" and dissed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the process. To support his argument, the rapper shared on Twitter a picture of himself standing against a sunset backdrop, "The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this."
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
"No matter how high in elevation you are ... the horizon is always eye level ... sorry cadets ... I didn't wanna be it either," he added in a series of posts. "I'm going up against the greatest liars in history ... you've been tremendously deceived."
"Earth's curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) feet of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are way taller than that," Tyson responded. "Polaris is gone by 1.5 degrees south latitude. You've never been south of Earth's equator, or if so, you've never looked up."
B.o.B also believed that "the moon generates its own light," 9/11 was an inside job, and the U.S. government was cloning celebrities.