When it comes to legendary female MC’s there’s no question that rap star “Missy Elliott” has made her imprint on the rap game, to the point where author Nathan Coflin used her lyrics to promote his initiative, regarding a campaign declaring that Missy was “everything the Confederacy was not,” also adding it was time to “put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it”.The campaign news comes a week after a woman died in nearby Charlottesville during a violent white supremacy rally staged to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The counter-protester was hit and killed when James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd of people.He has been charged with second-degree murder and other counts.
“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 writes on the website.
The Change.org campaign hit 10 000 names in just four days, and Coflin hopes local officials will follow his lead and erect a likeness of Missy in Portsmouth, where the “Work It” rapper was born. More than 10 000 Missy Elliott fans have signed an online petition to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a statue to the rap star.