Rapper Big Sean Awarded Key to the City of Detroit


Rapper Big Sean’s philanthropic efforts have not gone unnoticed, and the Detroit native recently became the youngest person to receive the key to the city.


Detroit’s Mayor Mike Duggan awarded the rapper with the key after years of community service that has made a difference and includes the creation of the Sean Anderson Foundation. Sean joins both Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy as previous recipients of the award.


“Today I got one of the highest honors a person can receive, the key to the City Of Detroit. The mayor said he’s given it to 3 people... Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, and Me,” Sean posted on Instagram. “I’m the youngest person to receive this in the history of the city! Thank u for this monumental moment! He honored me and my foundation for motivating the city through my music n messaging and starting an actual curriculum called “Mogul Prep” that teaches kids all the behind the scenes jobs available in the music industry and taught to them at a high school level. This will be applied to Detroit Public Schools come this fall and some schools in Baltimore and more. thanks to my mom for being a teacher n helping w/ this tremendously and our foundation @seanandersonorg. N thanks to all the people that attended this inspiring event! I’m a keep putting my energy into this 🙏🏾”

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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What an incredible moment for the homie.

That last album was still trash, tho.