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Big Sean to host an event aimed to help Detroit's youth launch careers

Dayna Haffenden

 // Aug 13, 2019

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Big Sean is helping the youth of today in a major way.

Sean's philanthropic foundation, the Sean Anderson Foundation, will be hosting another weekend of events in Detroit aimed at helping youth. According to Billboard, the second annual Detroit's On Now Weekend will unveil the Sean Anderson Production Studio. The studio is a part of Sean's plan to help Detroit children launch careers in the entertainment industry.

All of the fun kicks off on Aug. 17. On the following Sunday, Sean will host a discussion that focuses on mental health and the stigma around it in the black community. The "My Last" spitter will be joined by psychiatrist Jessica Clemons and sociologist and author Michael Eric Dyson.

In the past, Sean has been very vocal about the importance of mental health. Back in March, Sean admitted that he started therapy when he was seeking clarity in his life. "So what I did was, I started therapy," he said. "Clarity about who was around me, what I was doing. Even the music, which is my happiness, my joy, that was always an escape for me. It was starting to feel like a burden."

During this time, Sean said the biggest lesson he learned was accountability. "I had to analyze myself. I couldn't point the finger at anybody else. I had to point it at myself and nurture those relationships that were important to me, but most importantly nurture the relationship with myself," he said.

In addition to helping out Detroit's youth, Sean is set to make his acting debut. The "Single Again" musician will star on a new BET series entitled "Twenties." While speaking on his upcoming role, Sean expressed gratitude towards the show's creator, Lena Waithe.

"She has an unstoppable hunger and in this industry, that's what you need," Sean said. "It's one of the qualities I see in myself. … She's amazing for giving me my first chance to act and not playing myself, but actually playing a character. It's something I take seriously."

Keep up the great work, Big Sean!

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