Big Sean Makes a Hefty Donation to the Flint Water Crisis

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19:  Rapper Big Sean waits to be introduced at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Big Sean Makes a Hefty Donation to the Flint Water Crisis

He discusses his latest charitable act.

Published January 25, 2017

Big Sean is wasting no time this new year, and is currently busy readying his forthcoming album, I Decided.

On top of promoting the project, the G.O.O.D. Music recording artist also made time for something else that is important to him: showing love to where he came from and giving back how he can. The Michigan native recently stopped by The Daily Show to discuss why he chose to donate money to the Flint water crisis.

During the interview, Big Sean reveals that through his foundation, he has been able to raise roughly $100,000 to help assist the people of Flint, Michigan.

"I just know it’s not even close to being over," the rapper shares with host Trevor Noah. "In that situation, I feel like, it’s not a natural disaster. It’s something that should’ve been prevented and could’ve been prevented, so it’s just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning."

On top of the Flint water crisis being an ongoing problem since roughly April 2014, when reports first shed light on the catastrophic reality that the drinking water had been contaminated by lead, the rapper also revealed just how close to home the issue hits, explaining that his own mother had been personally affected.    

"It was very hard for her to deal with, but she was able, through holistic care and homeopathic remedies, was able to reverse a lot of the effects of lead poisoning," Big Sean says.

On top of donating financially, the rapper also is giving back to the community, by way of featuring the Flint Chosen Choir in his music, incorporating the local choir on his single "Bigger Than Me."

"Once you hear it, you’ll see why I wanted them to be on [‘Bigger Than Me’]," he says, of the new track. ​"​But I was just happy to have Flint be a part of my album in that way, as well."

Listen to Big Sean discussing his roots and giving back to Flint in the video clip below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)


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