Big Sean Raises Big Money for Flint Water Crisis

Big Sean Flint water crisisDetroit-native Big Sean is doing what he can to look out for his hometown’s sister-city Flint- which has been the center of a water crisis since 2014 after the city’s water supply was changed from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the lead-contaminated Flint River.

The Roc Nation rapper stopped by The Daily Show for a sit-down with host Trevor Noah and revealed that he raised $100,000 to help the youth of Flint that have been dealing with the effects of lead-poisoning. “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 said in his interview.

He also commented that his own mother has been directly affected by the water’s contamination and ended up battling lead poisoning herself. “It was very hard for her to deal with, but she was able, through holistic care and homeopathic remedies. She was able to reverse a lot of the effects.”

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This isn’t the first time Big Sean has stepped in to help the residents of Flint. He previously headed up a #HealFlintKids campaign in 2016 that was intended to help young children (ages 0-6) who have been exposed to lead poisoning. The campaign ended up raising over $80,000.

Watch some of Sean’s chat with Trevor Noah below:

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