Confederate Monument to be replaced with Missy Elliott statue possibly

In 31 states across the United States stand roughly 1,500 Confederate symbols. One resident in Portsmouth, Virginia started a petition in hopes the city council will replace their Confederate Monument with another well-known figure, and you would never guess who! offers a lot of different petitions you can support but one in particular aims to gather 35,000 signatures in support of replacing a Confederate monument with another hometown hero who happens to be a Portsmouth, Virginia native. That famous figure is none other than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy “Misdemeaner” Elliott! The Virginia resident has already collected over 3/4 of the target supporters.

For those who dont know, Missy Elliott was born an only child to a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth’s naval shipyard. She went on to be a platinum recording artist selling over 30-million albums. As the petition says, “Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it.” Hey, at least they have a sense of humor! Now wouldn’t that be something!

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.