A decision by local authorities in 2014 to change the the city's water supply from one river to another resulted the contamination of local drinking water.

The Clique hitmaker has been working through his Sean Anderson Foundation and Heal Flint Kids project to raise funds for the residents of his home state and he has raised a small fortune for thirsty locals, but insists his work is far from over.

"It's not even close to being over," he told TV host Trevor Noah. "That situation wasn't a natural disaster. It's something that should've been prevented and could've been prevented, so it's just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning."

The rapper also recruited the Flint Chosen Choir to perform on his new single because he wanted to "reach out and show some support from that side, creatively."

"It's a song called Bigger Than Me and once you hear it you'll see why I wanted them to be on it," he continued. "But I was just happy to have Flint be a part of my album in that way as well."