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As crazy as it may sound, yes, there has been a petition called to replace the Confederate monument in Virginia with the statue of Missy Elliot. With more than 150 Confederate monuments lying around the major cities of US, the monument of Virginia will be the first of its kind to be replaced for the status of a celebrity. The Grammy Award winning rapper, and singer, Missy Elliot’s statue may soon be seen replacing the Confederate monument in Virginia. Will Missy Elliot’s statue replace the Confederate monument in Virginia? Has the petition reached its goal? Let us get into the details of this modern day change!
Nathan Coflin, a fan of the Grammy Award winning rapper and singer Missy Elliot is a firm believer that Elliot is the “true Portsmouth native hero”
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who needs to be highly respected, appreciated and recognized. That might be the reason why Nathan Coflin called for the Change.org petition to have the Confederate monument in Portsmouth replaced with the statue of Missy Elliot.
The petition stated that “Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott” was the best choice to “encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument”. The petition also revolved around white supremacy and stated that with this change, “we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it’.
— Phillip Atiba Goff (@DrPhilGoff) August 19, 2017
Missy Elliot felt more than honored to see that the petition was really happening so she took to Twitter to share that just seeing this warmed her heart and that it was “so humbling” to her.
In the wake of the Charlottesville’s rally where a woman was left dead after a vehicle rammed into a group of counter-protestants, the call for the removal of Confederate monuments began. Thus the replacement is to promote equality and to end white supremacy.
John Rowe the Mayor of Portsmouth admitted that putting the Confederate monument “in a cemetery is appropriate” since it is a “memorial to the dead”. Thus the Confederate monument is set to be moved to the Cedar Grove Cemetery. John Rowe shared to The Virginian-Pilot that it was the “perfect place for it”.
The petition was said to reach the goal of 250000 signatures on Monday. In a week, the petition already had 27000 signatures. Thus, Missy Elliot’s statue is almost on the way to replace the Confederate monument in Portsmouth, near the intersection of Court and High Streets!