After Revolt did their thing in a concert highlighting the crisis, Big Sean took the time to speak with Los Angeles’ 92.3 The Real about what he’s doing to give back to Flint with his Heal Flint Kids project.
Big Sean said of giving back to his local community:
“I believe in Karma, I believe in just being a righteous dude and a good person. It’s always been a major, major part of not just my career, but my upbringing. We used to go the Salvation Army all the time – two to three times a year.
What’s going on in Flint obviously is tragic, it’s not just a natural disaster though, there needs to be some blame placed on the people there who deserve it,” he lamented. “But you know we are stepping in and doing what we can – our goal was to raise $50,000, but now we almost have raised $100,000. And its not just for water, we aren’t just donating water bottles. We are helping kids get the proper care that they need, see the proper doctors.”
This story not only hits home for Big Sean because it happened in his own state, but his mother also suffered at one point in her life from lead poisoning as well.
“My mom actually has experienced lead poisoning to a degree, so we knew how deep it is, and I know the things that my mom went through and it’s real, real painful and real like devastating. We just want to make sure that they get the proper care, proper doctors and proper attention and not just the water bottles – but the water too.”
Famed documentarian and native of Flint, Michael Moore, called Big Sean to congratulate and commend Sean on service to the city of Flint.
Source | All Hip Hop