Fans want Missy Elliott statue to replace Confederate monument

It took just four days for the campaign to reach 10,000 signatures

A new online petition is calling for the replacement of a Confederate monument in Virginia with one of rapper Missy Elliott. Coflin will submit the petition to Portmouth Mayor John L. Rowe, Vice Mayor Paige Cherry and four City council members once it reaches 25,000 supporters. However, a petition was started by someone who wants a statue in Virginia removed and replaced by none other than Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott.

Coflin makes a good point; after all, she sold over 30 million records "without even once owning a slave".

'Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it, ' he added. Missy represents the diversity of Portsmouth and what hard work and perseverance can do.

You can sign the petition right here.

One Virginia man is exhausted of seeing Confederate monuments in his town.

Colfin started the petition as several cities across the United States took down their Confederate monuments and statues in light of the deadly white supremacist demonstration that took place in Charlottesville earlier this month. In addition to "Work It", Elliott is best known for the hits "Get Ur Freak On", "Lose Control" and "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)".

The issue of removing Confederate monuments across the country has become a hot-button topic in the wake of the rally and violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Protesters had gathered in the city to protest against the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who commaned southern forces during the American Civil War.

The chart-topping rapper and artist has not yet commented on the petition, which had more than 22,000 signatures as of press time.

"I wanna show we can honor the positivity that's happening today in Portsmouth and I think no one better suits that than Missy Elliott", he told the publication. And with all the talk of removing them, he's got a flawless idea for a reaplacement: instead of a Confederate monument, he'd one for Missy Elliot.

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