This gentleman named...Nathan Coflin of Virginia, who posted the petition, argued that Elliot has had five Grammy Awards and has sold over 30 million albums. The statue will replace the conferderate soldiers that where celebrated. Check out the quote below!!

“Missy is Portsmouth’s hometown icon,” Coflin told the Huffington Post. “The mayor of Portsmouth has already declared his support for moving the current monument from where it stands to a nearby cemetery where Confederate soldiers are buried. This will leave a void where the current one stands. Missy represents the diversity of Portsmouth and what hard work and perseverance can do. An inspiration to the town.”