As you may already know, controversial statues relating to the confederacy have been removed from many towns, cities and universities in the last week or two, following the incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Now, a new petition in rapper Missy Elliott's hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia has gone online to remove the current confederate monument and replace it with one of their most famous daughter.

It was started by Portsmouth native Nathan Coflin, who wrote: "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?"

"Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it."

At the time of writing, it had already been signed by over 27,000 people in just a couple of days.

See the petition here.