According to MTV, "...[B.o.B.] talked to T.I. about doing a straight lyrical showcase, no hook, like a cypher. B.o.B didn't want to go too far left, either. He said he was well aware of his different fanbases and he hoped to marry them."
I say, don't worry about your "fanbase" - do YOU. Do what you want to do. Put out that real sh!t and your "fanbase" will love it. Trust.