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Thousands Of People Want To Replace A Confederate Statue With Missy Elliott

By Mark Pygas

Since the events of Charlottesville, many towns and cities across the country have announced plans to remove statues honoring members of the Confederacy. Last night, the University of Texas joined the fray and removed four statues from their campus. 

And now, one petition by Nathan Coflin from Portsmouth, Virginia, is calling for a statue honoring 655 Confederate soldiers who died in the area to be replaced with a statue of Missy Elliott. As Coflin puts it: 

"We believe it is time to finally replace the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia near the intersection of Court and High streets with a new statue of a true Portsmouth native hero. Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott?"