Since the start of his career, Big Sean always represented his hometown and the city officials have now honoured the music artist. The City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan awarded the rapper with a key to the city on Saturday (April 1), due in part to Big Sean’s philanthropic efforts.
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 ??
Sean posted an image to his Instagram of the city key, as seen above.
“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!” the 29-year-old Sean wrote in the Instagram caption.
This makes Big Sean the youngest to ever receive the honour.
Sean added that the Key was given by due to the contribution being done by Sean Anderson Foundation, Big Sean’s non-profit that aims to aid and assist Detroit youth across a variety of educational focuses. The foundation also applies its program for other disadvantaged youth across the nation.
— Mayor Mike Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) April 1, 2017