By Larry Davis (@vizjion)
While the NAACP is trying to abolish everything that relates to the Confederate Nation, the local hip hop fans from Atlanta are trying add something special to the Confederate sculpture at the Stone Mountain National Park; a sculpture of the rap duo, Outkast riding in a Cadillac.
On Tuesday, Mark Williams, a hip hop fan created a petition that would ensure that Outkast would be added to a ninety foot high, one hundred and ninety foot wide sculpture that consist of Confederate leaders, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Robert E. Lee riding on a horse.
To justify his reasoning behind this demand, Williams went on to say, “By no means do we wish to erase or destroy the current carving, which, regardless of its context, is an impressive and historic work of art. We simply wish to add new carvings, of Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, to the mountainside. There’s plenty of room.” Then later on, he stated, “I believe that Daddy Fat Sacks and Three Stacks should be carved riding in a Cadillac (as is their wont). This will help the new carving blend nicely with the Confederates who are on horseback. Outkast are two of the greatest Georgians in the history of our state,” the petition states. “It’s about time the Empire State of the South paid proper tribute to them, while also improving a great monument and tourist attraction.”
So far, the petition has received about 1,700 signatures; 300 signatures away from the goal of 2,000. After the goal is reached, the petition will be shipped off to the Georgia State Senate and hopefully put in the hands of Georgia governor, Nathan Deal.
Meanwhile, Big Boi seemed to have to love the idea of him and his partner in crime, André 3000 riding in Cadillac beside the Confederate leaders because as soon as he heard about the petition, he posted this tweet: