Major Key Alert! 17 Celebs Who've Been Handed Keys To The City

Sydney Scott Apr, 03, 2017

Big Sean received the key to Detroit on Saturday, becoming the youngest person in the city’s history to ever receive the honor. 

While being given the key to a city is more for sentiment than function, the key doesn’t open anything, it’s a nice gesture and, in Big Sean’s case, a way to celebrate an artist who’s done a lot for their city.

The rapper joins a number of celebs who’ve been awarded keys to various cities across the US. Here are 15 celebrities who’ve received the honor. 

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The R&B icon was awarded the key to New Orleans for his efforts in rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina. 

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Kim has keys to Miami and Los Angeles, but when will she receive her much-deserved key to Brooklyn?!

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Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has a key Cincinnati.

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The late blues icon was given the keys to Cleveland in 1968.

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Lamar was awarded the key to Compton by the town's mayor Aja Brown.

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Warwick holds the key to Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

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The late music legend was awarded the keys to Chicago in 1988.

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Not only does Tiller have the keys to Louisville, but March 12 is also known as Bryson Tiller Day in the Kentucky town.

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The icon holds the key to Sarasota, Florida.

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Franklin received the key to Cleveland during a star-studded tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ludacris was awarded the key to Atlanta for his philanthropy and dedication to the city. 

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Sean "Diddy" Combs holds the key to Miami Beach.

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Ebanks, along with a number of Victoria's Secret models, was given the key to Los Angeles in 2006. 

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Brown was pretty low key about the news, but announced to fans lat year that she'd received the key to her hometown, Brooklyn. She shared on Instagram, "Wow!!!!!!!! Only ONE Chick Alone Got The "KEY" To Her HOME #BROOKLYN!!!!!!! It's OFFICIAL! BK Is #MINE! #TheKEY"

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The 25-time Grammy-winning legend was born May 13.

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Big Sean became the youngest person in history to receive the key to Detroit after receiving the honor in April. 

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The singer received the key to New Orleans last year, telling fans on Instagram, "NEW ORLEANS, from the bottom of my soul, I am so thankful."

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In 2011, Vick was given the key to Dallas.

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Simmons' hometown of  St. Louis honored her with a key to the city.

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Back in 2009, the Power star and rapper was awarded the key to Bridgeport, Connecticut.