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A petition for musician Missy Elliott to replace a Confederate statue in Virginia has received over 16,000 signatures.

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The statue would be located in Portsmouth, VA where she is from and according to The Hill, 25,000 signatures are needed to deliver it to city’s mayor and council members.

The organizer of the petition said, “Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it. Let us come together in getting City Council to erect this statue in honor of Missy Elliott and all those in the great City of Portsmouth who work it each and every day.”

After the recent incidents in Charlottesville and with so many people wanting the Confederate monuments down many in Portsmouth approve Missy’s statue.

Confederate statues have been taken down since the event even though Trump calls them “beautiful” monuments and mentioned they are apart of U.S. history.

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