What is it with exposure that turns people to conspiracy? Why is it that when people get their fifteen minutes of fame, some decide to squander it with wild theories, just because they have the public platform? Usually they actually believe it too. B.o.B is the latest offender of such crimes, and oh boy has he gone a bit overboard. If you don’t remember the guy, he made ‘Airplanes’ with Hayley Williams, ‘Magic’ with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and that song with Bruno Mars. What that means is that he’s absolutely tremendous at paying a better singer to sing infectious pop hooks to distract from his crap verse. You might hear them in DirtyPop on the off chance the DJ’s feeling nostalgic.
I think he’s just about released a new mixtape the other day and what better way to promote your album with a wild conspiracy theory about the earth being flat?
Anyway, nobody knows what he’s doing now he’s completely faded from relevancy. I think he’s just about released a new mixtape the other day and what better way to promote your album with a wild conspiracy theory about the earth being flat? It’s viral gold-dust. He’s offering proof in the form of bizarre, debunked memes. It is a load of tin foil hooey that wouldn’t look out of place coming from that stoner friend you have on Facebook (everyone does) who dropped education because he “didn’t want to be part of the system, man.” The funny thing is though He’s actually got quite a few people rallying behind him to their own shame on Twitter, including D-list celeb Tila Tequila, who has her own line of vape sticks that she’s also coincidentally trying to promote. She chimed in saying that if she gets killed in 2016, it’s because she exposed “the truth.” How very interesting. Probably the most alarming thing I found is that another one of the supporters of this theory is the founder of militant group Boko Haram, as if it needed any more credible sources.
I’ve never seen a scientist win a rap battle against a rapper, but that’s 2016 for you
B.o.B is wrong, and it’s scary for him to use his presence to promote such regressive beliefs that date back to the Hellenistic period. He’s made such a social media earthquake, famous scientist killjoy Neil Degrasse Tyson has had to jump in and smashed him with facts. B.o.B even released a diss track aimed at Neil, and then Neil even sent him back another one with his nephew called ‘Flat to Fact’. I’ve never seen a scientist win a rap battle against a rapper, but that’s 2016 for you. It was a better beef than Kanye & Wiz, in my opinion. I feel like I’m being a bit unfair here though, it’s not just B.o.B out here alone in the world of celebrity conspiracy theory. Speaking of Kanye, back in 2005 he said that AIDS is a “man-made disease”, and another member of the current Kardashian clan, called Kylie, thinks chemtrails are a thing. Charlie Sheen and Willie Nelson are also part of a coalition for 9/11 truth. It’s as if you needed more proof that the man who thinks he has tiger blood is a nutter.
Basically, conspiracy theory and tin foil shenanigans are rife in the celebrity community, and it’s seemingly up in the air whether its genuine cause for concern or social media brand promotion that drives the ideology. All I know is that the Earth is bloody round and B.o.B needs to wind it in.