With hella controversy surrounding the Charlottesville domestic terrorist attacks, White Supremacist rallies and Civil War reminders, a Virginia man is petitioning for a Missy Elliott statue to replace a confederate monument in Portsmouth, VA.

Because-WHY NOT!?

The Missy Elliot fan, Nathan Coflin wrote out his argument in a statement through Change.org.

“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?”

Coflin went on to not only list a plethora of Elliot’s achievements but he also noted that she, unlike Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee, achieved all of this success without ever owning a slave. Bloop!

In conclusion, Coflin ended his plea with a few very strong lyrics from the queen of hip hop herself,

“Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it?” he wrote. “I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it.”

The petition had a total of 26,203 when we signed it. Your turn.

Sign here.