*A petition was launched in Atlanta Tuesday seeking to add local rap icons André 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast to the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture at Stone Mountain Park, which at present features Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Robert E. Lee.
“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,” says the tongue-in-cheek petition initiated by a man named Mack Williams.
The petition continues, “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.”
At press time, there were just over 3600 signatures toward a goal of 4000 to be delivered to the Georgia State House, the Georgia State Senate and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
“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.”
On Wednesday, Big Boi gave the petition a thumbs up on Twitter:
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) July 15, 2015