Big Sean’s known to be loyal to his hometown and has put on for it numerous times.
CNN recently featured the Detroit native in a segment called “Investing in Detroit Youth.” During it he was asked about The D and how he’s trying to make it better for the youth currently living there.
“Detroit is a city where you can come together and have some of the greatest times and at the same time it’s a dangerous city,” he explained. “It’s just so easy to get caught in the wrong things when you’re young. Being a mentor, I see the importance of showing people their inner potential.”
Sean also joked about how he used to get in trouble for selling his CDs at Cass Technical High School. It’s funny because that’s where he’s built a studio for students through his Sean Anderson Foundation in 2012. There, young people can record during designated periods in hopes of becoming the next Big Sean.
"What’s funny is I used to get in trouble for selling my CDs in the hallway and you can just imagine what it feels like to be back,” he said with a smile.
Watch the full CNN segment below.
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