Rapper Claims Earth Is Flat - And ‘We’ve All Been Fooled’

A rapper has turned his back on five centuries of science, claiming that the Earth is flat and we’ve all been fooled by the ‘greatest liars in history’.

Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, known as rapper B.o.B. argued that the Earth is actually flat in a series of Tweets which drew enraged comments from scientists.

Simmons - who has 2.2 million Twitter followers said, ‘No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…sorry cadets…I didn’t wanna believe it either.

‘Don’t believe what I say, research what I say. I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived.’

Simmons was confronted by widespread outrage and disbelief, and was forced to reassure followers he was ‘feeling fine’.

The theory that the Earth is flat still flourishes online in places such as the Flat Earth forums - where many believe that a sinister conspiracy is at work.

Believers cling to theories such as the idea that it is cheaper to fake journeys into space than it is to journey into space - and a global conspiracy has been embezzling all that money ever since the 50s.