This is worth signing off g.p. There is a petition to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a statue of Missy Elliott.

“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,” says the petition, created byNathan Coflin. “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?”

True indeed.

It also adds, “Before she was ‘Missy Misdemeanor’ she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth’s lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave.”

Where is the lie? also, Missy Elliott stays winning, while the Confederacy took an L. What’s there to argue about?

What’s there to argue about?

At the time of this post the petition has 24K signatures, just shy of its 25K goal. It will then be delivered to Portsmouth’s Mayor John L. Rowe and City Council members.

You can sign the petition right here.


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