Big Sean has released the official music video for his third single, “One Man Can Change The World” featuring Kanye West and John Legend.
The heartfelt single and visual is dedicated to Sean’s late grandmother, Mildred V. Leonard, an extraordinary woman who was the matriarch of his family and the most influential person in the rapper’s life.
CONDOLENCES: Big Sean Mourns His Grandmother’s Passing
Sean shared this beautiful message about his grandmother in December:
She was a black female Captain in World War 2 (one of the 1st), got her degree at West Virginia State University, and her Masters degree at U of M. After school she became a police officer in Detroit, which at the time was very rare for women to be officers in Detroit.
Then she became a caring teacher and counselor. She was the best grandma anyone could ever ask for. From the Sunday Dinners, home cooked meals, and how special she made us feel on our birthdays by baking us the cakes we loved most. She put her heart and more into anything she was involved in. She gave as much as she could to her family and the world! She completely made something out of nothing.
When I was growing up, there were people interviewing my grandma about her life because she’s done and seen so many amazing things. She supported me so much in every aspect and part of my life, even when I went against what was becoming traditional in our family, and didn’t go to college to pursue music. She made a better life for me and the rest of my family, and I will forever be grateful I got to know and be loved by such an amazing woman!
I’m so proud of her. She was truly a treasure to this world and everyone she came in contact with. She’s the reason why I’m so passionate about giving back. Her spirit will live through her family. We miss and love u so much Grandma!
Watch Big Sean’s “One Man Can Change The World” video on page 2.