Jimmy FontaineBobby Ray Simmons also known as B.o.B. is getting back to what he’s good at – making good music and starting controversy.
The Atlanta rapper is currently on his STFU tour which continues through the end of June. The tour’s name, which alludes to a cheeky acronym, actually stands for ‘Save The F***ing Underdogs’. The rapper explains that after being repeatedly told to “shut the f*** up” he decided to make the statement his own.
Simmons is not unfamiliar with harsh comments or criticism. After declaring that the earth was flat in a series of tweets earlier this year, the Atlanta rapper became the butt of jokes on social media and was eventually countered by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who not only responded to the rapper online, but dropped a diss track and went on Comedy Central to directly address the rapper’s ill-gotten theory.
B.o.B. can now laugh at the experience, revealing that although he didn’t like Tyson’s rap, he found the Comedy Central skit “funny.” After a bit of reflection, the rapper explains that he wishes he would have introduced the subject matter better, but says from a marketing standpoint, his sponsors thought it was gold.
“And I mean I had everybody calling me. I mean corporations were like man what did ya’ll do, this is like the biggest promo we’ve ever seen. And it just really went worldwide. No pun intended.”
As B.o.B. wraps up his STFU tour this month, the Grammy-nominated rapper promises his fans a new album, and alludes to an upcoming project with T.I. Yet, even with his accomplishments and upcoming projects, the rapper still remains uncertain about the earth’s surface. “To be honest with myself, I have not found any proof that it is round,” he says.
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