Lincoln High School won the Get Schooled Detroit Challenge by improving its attendance by nearly 9 percent. The challenge was put on by General Motors, United Way, and Viacom.
Since Lincoln High School was the winner, Big Sean became their principal for the day.
“This is about as connected as you could ever get with the students. Someone they respect and he gave a great message here,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America.
An assembly took place at the school around noon. It was emceed by MTV host V.J. Sway.
Rapper Royce Da 5’9 from Eminem’s record label, Shady Records, stopped by to talk to students. He also performed his verse on the Bruno Mars’ hit song Sky Full of Lighters.
“One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be more involved. Especially with education,” said Big Sean. “So this was the perfect way to get involved with the school and it’s tight to see the kids so excited.”
Thanks to WXYZ for the video coverage and write up!