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Here’s B.o.B Wondering If Slave Ships Ever Existed

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 28: Recording artits B.o.B and Sevyn Streeter attend the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards at Saban Theatre on August 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

After declaring himself a flat Earth truther, B.o.B switched up from agitating scientists to offending historians and the black community. In an Instagram post, the 28-year-old really sticks his neck out there to question if slave ships ever existed. The post’s video shows a preacher in a fez cap preaching mostly incoherent Hotep babble. But never mind the footage; here’s the caption:

They say slavery lasted 400 yrs… America is only 250 yrs old… You ever seen a slave ship ? They can find a billion year old dinosaur bone but can’t find any slave ships. #AseerTheDukeofTiers #apparently #SlaveryIsNotInMyDNA #WeBeenHere

The hashtag “#SlaveryIsNotInMyDNA” suggests that B.o.B doesn’t think slavery actually existed, which is a sin that even White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders— essentially the spokesperson for Donald Trump’s house of untruths—acknowledged. Also, hey, there is evidence of slave ships, so on a basic level, B.o.B’s argument falls…flat.