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The Motivational Speech Jeezy Gave At This Juvenile Detention Center Will Inspire You

Jeezy offers advice to the youth and says he knows what they're going through.

By Andres TardioJeezy visited Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center in Detroit, Michigan Saturday (November 8) to offer motivational words to several residents who are incarcerated.

“I've had my share of trouble,” Jeezy said to the youth. "I’ve been in detention centers around the world…But once you get to a certain age, you realize life if bigger than what your surroundings are.”

The Seen It All MC added that he has friends in Detroit who are locked up and that he understands the harsh realities that many of the city’s citizens face.

“You've got some serious looks on your faces,” he said. "I can only imagine what half of ya'll's stories are. But when you sit down and think about it, all of our stories are the same: We just want to be successful, take care of our loved ones, and do the things we love in life.”

Jeezy continued by advising the young people to focus on their future goals and on their education. Watch Jeezy's motivational speech below via Detroit Free Press.