The city of Detroit honored one of its own over the weekend, when the mayor presented the key to the city to Big Sean on Saturday (April 1).
The rapper is 29, making him the youngest person ever to receive the award.
During the ceremony, held at the Madison Building, Mayor Mike Duggan praised Sean for giving back to the city. “Today is only given out to our most special citizens, so they know that they’re always in the heart of Detroit,” said Duggan.
After the ceremony, Sean took to social media, writing: “Thank you Mayor Duggan for the Key to the City of Detroit. I know how big of an honor this is! Thank u. For the city! The youngest to receive this honor. Last people to get this were Berry Gordy n Stevie Wonder! Key to the City of Detroit!”
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 🙏🏾
In addition to the award, the rapper and his mother Myra Anderson launched their Mogul Prep program, encouraging students to remain engaged in their education while providing insight into the entertainment industry
Sean is currently on his “I Decided. Tour” this month, which continues through April 20 in Miami.