Big Sean is showing that he is there for his home state Michigan.
In his promotional run for his fourth album I Decided he visited Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show and revealed how his Sean Anderson Foundation raised over $100,000 for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who have been suffering from a water crisis.
“I just know it’s not even close to being over. In that situation, I feel like it wasn’t a natural disaster. It’s something that should’ve been prevented and could’ve been prevented,” the Detroit MC said. “So it’s just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning.”
According to Sean, his mother was a victim of lead poisoning, due to the high levels of contamination in the water supply. By using holistic care and homeopathic remedies, she was able to recover.
On his new album, Sean speaks about the controversial matter in a song titled “Bigger Than Me.” On the outro track, Sean called on the Flint Chosen Choir. “Once you hear it, you’ll see why I wanted them to be on that,” he said. “But I was just happy to have Flint be a part of my album in that way, as well.”
Watch their interview below. I Decided. drops Feb. 3.