Big Sean Raises $100,000 For Flint Water Crisis

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Big Sean Raises $100,000 For Flint Water Crisis

Big Sean Raises $100,000 For Flint Water Crisis

Big Sean has raised $100,000 for residents of Flint, Michigan, as they continue to not have access to clean water.

During an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the rapper and fellow Michigan native not only talked about his forthcoming album I decided, but raising money for Flint through his Sean Anderson Foundation.

“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,” Sean 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.”

During the interview Sean also revealed that his mother had experienced lead poisoning, but was able to reverse its effects through “holistic care and homeopathic remedies.”

Along with donating money to the resident of Flint, Sean also got the Flint Chosen Choir to be a part of I Decided. The ensemble is featured on “Bigger Than Me,” the last track on the album.

“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.”

According to a recent report from AP News, the lead levels in Flint’s water has fallen below the federal limit, but the city is still working to treat the water.

“The remarkable improvement in water quality over the past year is a testament to all levels of government working together and the resilient people of Flint helping us help them through participation in the flushing programs,”Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement. “There is still more work to do in Flint, and I remain committed to helping the residents recover and restore their city.”

Check out the interview with Big Sean and Trevor Noah below.

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