B.o.B., whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., used to be known as a rapper, a singer, and a songwriter. But recently he’s most well-known for his extremely confusing, sometimes hilarious commitment to his belief that the Earth is flat. 28-year-old B.o.B. is so serious about the Earth’s flatness, he got into it with actual scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson (that debate ended with B.o.B. releasing a diss track).
B.o.B. has been preaching the word of 180° truth on Instagram, but he wants to take his message further. The only problem is, it costs money to be that crazy. Luckily, he’s started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for his nonsense journey.
CNN says that last week, B.o.B. started a campaign called “Show B.o.B. The Curve.” B.o.B.’s goal is to raise $100 million to launch one or multiple satellites into space to see if the Earth is round. B.o.B. wants to see the Earth’s curve.
According to the internet, the cost of launching a single satellite can range between $100 million and $290 million. So far, B.o.B. has raised just shy of $2,000, which could buy him a GoPro tied to a dozen helium balloons.
Personally, I want to see B.o.B. reach his goal and send a satellite into space. In fact, I want to see B.o.B. ride a shuttle and see for himself. You know, just in case those tricky scammers at NASA try to fake a round Earth on him. And then, when B.o.B. comes back after staring at Mother Earth’s sexy curves, I want to see what kind of insane tinfoil hat explanation he has for why the Earth didn’t look flat. My money is on chemicals from shower water warping his vision or good old-fashioned lizard people.