G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean has big plans going down over the next couple of days. The hip-hop superstar is heading back to his Detroit hometown for his third annual Detroit’s Own Now (D.O.N.) Weekend.
Big Sean’s Heading Back Home
Sean Don will prove third time’s really the charm over the course of 48 hours with the event being presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation (SAF) and hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) and City Council President Pro-Tem Mary Sheffield.
“This past year and a half has been challenging for everyone. I’m glad we can bring D.O.N. Weekend back and celebrate the people who make this city great,” said Big Sean. “With all the hurdles Detroit has faced during the pandemic, it’s so important to bring the city together in a positive way.”
While looking out for the entire Motown, Sean’s annual event puts special emphasis on the youth more than anything.
The new Reimagined Club is another strategic step to ensure Detroit youth have the tools and skills to become career, start-up and homeowner ready before leaving the Clubs at 18. The facility includes not only the new fully functional SAF content and production studio, but updated buildouts of the Ponyride co-working space for area entrepreneurs, computer lab, art gallery, 3D and laser printers, and a retail pop-up shop, similar to BGCSM’s Dauch Club on Tireman, which unveiled its Reimagined space with Big Sean in 2019.
Jhené Aiko Unloads Big Sean Throwback
Earlier in the year, R&B singer Jhené Aiko knew how to make her man smile. The popular crooner lit up her social media pages to unload throwback pics of Big Sean in celebration of his birthday.
The West Coast beauty relied on Instagram to share some gushy shots of Sean Don. While some of them are more modern, the most handsome one dates back to B.I.’s childhood.
“Happy Birthday! i love you 💙”
Sean made sure to sneak into Aiko’s comments section to acknowledge her love.
“I love you too, thank you 💙”
Big Sean Celebrates Jhené Aiko’s B-Day
The same month, Sean Don shared a flurry of rare pics showing both of them together and throwback looks at Aiko’s younger days. B.I. also dished on just how much she meant to him and her low-key characteristics.
“3:16 Pisces Queen ♓️ 33 trips 💙 the most beautiful, determined, hard working, coolest, magical, emotional, honest, emotionally honest, easily annoyed, rare, extremely generous being/healer/ fighter/lover/ writer. 88 Gang member 🐉. You deserve to be celebrated. Thank you, I love you!! ♓️💙🤟🏾”
Aiko also went to her Instagram page to reflect on turning 33.
“LOVE u better show me some love 🥰 now we are growing in love 😌 happy 3:16 💙 33 ✨✨✨”
One of the best posts came from Aiko sharing a super throwback childhood pic.
“walking into my 33rd year like 😊 here’s to 33 years of being the baby hair God 🙏🏼 lol. thank you for the birthday wishes. i love u 💙”
Jhené Aiko Is A Born Fighter
A few months ago, Aiko came clean in more than one way with a heartfelt Instagram post – sharing that she’s been working on getting sober the last few years and overcoming trauma associated with anxiety and self-doubt.
“i’ve spent most of my life being extremely sensitive, drained and nervous when around a lot of people and/or multiple energies at once. i’ve spent most of my life with crippling insecurity… feeling awkward and shy in front of cameras and audiences. i’ve spent most of my life not understanding that my anxiety was causing a downward spiral, self medicating and self sabotage. motherhood, loss, depression, addiction… life is a f*cking trip. i’ve always felt the urge to express myself with the intention to overcome my emotions, and to share those expressions with the intention to help others.”
Jhené also talked about her journey to becoming sober and what methods helped her become stronger. In response to the post, her fans showered her with praise in the comments section and also celebrated her well-deserved Grammy nominations.
“but anxiety, sensitivity, unhealed trauma and feelings of not belonging or ever being enough kept me from fully accepting or being comfortable with any type of spotlight. but little by little, and from time to time… i feel confident enough to be myself… shy, awkward and ALL… and step into the light. over the past couple of years i made a conscious decision to say yes and open myself up to even more opportunity and possibility, despite my reservations. i’ve spent the last few years getting sober… using sound, aroma and color therapy, proper diet, meditation, exercise, etc… to become a stronger, clearer vessel of love, truth and light. i will never be perfect, nor do i ever want to be seen as such… but when u see me, know u are looking at a fighter. and i know u are fighting too. so when u see me i hope you also see you.”