Confederate Supporters Shook Over What’s Going On w/Missy Elliott In Virginia
Missy, she’s “supa fly supa dupa fly” and if fans have it their way way, she’ll be sitting supa dupa high in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia. How so? Because they’ve just started a petition to have a statue of “The Rain” singer/rapper, to replace the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia.
The Confederate monument honors the the civil war, which was well documented by the nation’s leaders at that time, as an attempt to preserve slavery and keep the then so-called “inferior” race of Black people oppressed. Wow! Those are the same monuments the KKK, Neo-Nazi’s, and Trump have all publicly stated that they would love to keep up across America.
But here we are, a petition fighting for Missy Elliot to replace the remnants of former slave owners is thriving. When you really think about it, it would be pretty dope to see Missy sitting atop the city she helped put on the map and the good folks of Portsmouth, Virginia are clearly down with it.
When the petition was first posted a few days ago on change.org, they were seeking 35,000 signatures to deliver to Portsmouth, Va. mayor, John L. Rowe. At the time of this article, the petition has already garnered 27,747 signatures! Only 7,253 more to go and from the looks of it, they’ll reach that limit soon. Here’s part of what the petition reads:
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?
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.
Gotta love the clarity in that petition…especially the last line. Anywho, will you support Missy Elliott getting a statue in her honor to replace the confederate general? If so, GO HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.
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