Popular US musician, Big Sean has revealed his original roots, stating that he is half Nigerian – American rapper.
The Motown rapper brought this revelation to light in a recent interview with Vibe where he spoke on Mac Miller, piano and vocal lessons.
In the 7-minute long video, the Grammy-nominated rapper told the interviewer that he is half Nigerian when he spoke about his grandmother, whom he grew up with in Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America.
On Miller, he said: “I shed a lot of tears because I knew the type of person he was. He was a great dude, he had a positive energy about him and was just gone way too soon.”
Sean also reflected on the unlikely friendship he formed with Mac when the late rapper showed up to one of his early Finally Famous mixtape meet-and-greets in 2008.
“We first met when he came to my meet-and-greet as a fan and said that he raps. I signed his mixtape,” the 30-year-old recalled. “That same night I was performing, but he was poppin’. He hopped on the mic and everyone knew who he was. I wasn’t familiar with him, but this had to be before he dropped K.I.D.S. Ever since then, we’ve just always been cool.”
When Big Sean visited Nigeria in 2012 with Idris Elba, Pusha T and Tinie Tempah to perform at the famous Koko Concert, there was no word about him being of Nigerian descent. Literally, it means that this is the first time we will be hearing about it.
He joins the likes of Neyo, Sade Adu, Wale, Lemar, Seal, Lighthouse Family member Tunde Baiyewu and NAS who have identified with their Nigerian roots.
Watch video below (start from 1:45):