Big Sean Previews Hall Of Fame For His Biggest Fan

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper takes a trip to Staten Island to preview his album for 18-year-old Christian Ponisi.

Big Sean’s Hall Of Fame album isn’t officially due out until August 27, but a few of his most dedicated followers are getting a chance to hear the LP in advance, when he personally visits seven fans in seven different cities over the next few days. On Friday, the Detroit rapper held his first intimate preview session, playing the album in its entirety for 18-year-old superfan Christian Ponisi, in Staten Island.

Christian, who has been a longtime fan of the G.O.O.D. Music rapper, graduated from high school this spring and will head off to college in the fall. He was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which confines him to a wheelchair, and initially, he attempted to reach out to Sean through the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. When that fell through, a determined Christian still managed to strike up a relationship with Sean via Twitter, and eventually he was invited out to join him on the set of an Adidas shoot. They’ve kept in touch since then.

“He was just so cool when I met him and he was repping so hard,” Sean explained of their first encounter. “He had on Pow! chains, had every magazine [I was in], knew the words to every song and his family wheeled him up in a wheelchair, and [told me], ’This dude has to be your biggest fan.”

“I felt like — who would enjoy hearing my album first more than him?” the Hall of Fame rapper added. “I just wanted to give him that experience, and go to his house and play the album. I wish my favorite rapper would’ve come to my house and played their album for me…I just wanted to make that moment happen and make his family proud.”

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