Big Sean Raises $100,000 For Flint, Michigan
Big Sean is in full promotional mode for his upcoming album I Decided., which is slated to drop on Feb. 3. For his latest stop, Sean Don visited The Daily Show to discuss the the new album, the Flint, Mich. water crisis and more.
As a Michigan native, the G.O.O.D. Music artist is especially involved in helping the citizens of Flint, who have had to endure contaminated drinking water since around April 2014. Big Sean tells Trevor Noah of The Daily Show that he's raised about $100,000 through his foundation for the people of Flint.
"I just know it's not even close to being over. In that situation, I feel like, it's not a natural disaster," Big Sean says. "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."
Sean also explains that his own mother obtained a degree of lead poisoning due to the contaminated water. "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," Sean says.
The 28-year-old MC also reveals that he's featuring the Flint Chosen Choir on the song "Bigger Than Me," which is the last track on the new album. Big Sean tells Trevor Noah, "Once you hear it, you'll see why I wanted them to be on ['Bigger Than Me']. But I was just happy to have Flint be a part of my album in that way, as well."
In case you missed it, check out Sean Don perform "Bounce Back" and "Sunday Morning Jetpack" on Saturday Night Live. You can watch the full 10-minute interview with Trevor Noah above.
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