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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries Teaching Rapper B.o.B That the Earth is Actually Round

You can add “flat earth” alongside “chemtrails” to the ever-growing list of hilarious celebrity hoaxes. B.o.B. has been off the singles charts for awhile but recently launched back to fame (or infamy) with a string of tweets calling the earth flat. Every elementary school student learns that Christopher Columbus disproved the existence of a flat earth by sailing to the Americas in 1492 (and some later learn that the theory was widely discredited even before that), but that’s not cutting it for B.o.B.

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Enter America’s chief celebrity physicist. Neil deGrasse Tyson came along to do exactly the kind of thing he should be doing: correcting celebrity misconceptions.

B.o.B. wasn’t having Tyson’s explanation. (He’s already tweeted two hour-long YouTube conspiracy videos – he’s in too deep now.) But thankfully Tyson reminded fans that an artist espousing crazy views doesn’t need to impact how we enjoy their music.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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