Big Sean Receives Key to Detroit: ‘This Is a Key to the City for All of Us’ [VIDEO]
Big Sean received a big honor from his beloved native city of Detroit. The G.O.O.D. Music rhymer was presented with the key to the city by Mayor Mike Duggan during a ceremony on Saturday (April 1).
Sean was being honored for his continuous work with the youth in the Motor City through his Mogul Prep initiative, which introduces Detroit students to specialized curriculum while also promoting higher education. At 29 years old, Big Sean is the youngest person to ever receive the key to Detroit aside from fellow honorees Stevie Wonder and Sammy Davis, Jr.
“It’s only given out to our most special citizens so they know that they’re always in the heart of Detroit,” said Mayor Duggan at the event. “Since I’ve been mayor, I’ve given out two of these. The first was to Berry Gordy when they bought Motown: The Musical here. The second, I gave out to Stevie Wonder, when we renamed the street he grew up."
"And now we’re going to give out the third," he continued. "Sean this is your reminder that every time you leave Detroit, you can always bounce back.”
Big Sean went on his social media accounts to thank Mayor Duggan and the city of Detroit for the honor.
"Thank u for this monumental moment! [Mayor Duggan] honored me and my foundation for motivating the city through my music [and] 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," he wrote on Instagram. "Thanks to my mom for being a teacher [and] 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."
Congratulations to Big Sean!