Big Sean Honored With Key To the City of Detroit

blame it on 2DBZ April 2, 2017

Yesterday (April 1st), Big Sean was given the key to the city of Detroit, awarded personally by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan—an honor that only two other people have received: Stevie Wonder and legendary Motown producer Berry Gordy.

Mayor Mike Duggan bestowed Big Sean with the honor while recognizing the positive work he’s done to help improve his community, as well as his Mogul Prep curriculum which he’s launched via his Sean Anderson Foundation, whose mission is “to assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of Detroit Area school aged youth as well disadvantaged youth in other areas across the nation,” marking yet another good deed following the construction of a studio for a local high school and delivering water to the city of Flint by the truckload.

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. 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 🙏🏾

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In an Instagram post, Big Sean revealed he is the “youngest person to receive [the key to Detroit] in the history of the city,” following up with a promise to apply the same Mogul Prep curriculum to Detroit Public Schools, and eventually to a few schools in Baltimore.

Check out a video plus a few photos from the ceremony below.