Tekashi 6ix9ine Speaks Out After His Donation Is Rejected By Charity Share Our Strength
Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, recently donated $200,000 to the campaign No Kid Hungry. But the organization that runs the charity, Share Our Strength, rejected his funding, as the rapper’s lifestyle and previous crimes do not match its values.
“We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation. As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values,” the organization told the BBC.
Tekashi, also known as 6ix9ine, earned about $2 million, in less than a week, from his “Gooba” merchandise and wanted to donate a portion of it. He took to Instagram to speak out against the organization and their rejection of his offer.
The rapper’s since-deleted post read, “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel.”
Tekashi was released from prison early, in April, as jails across the U.S. are trying to curb potential COVID-19 outbreaks. He will finish his sentence under house arrest. The Brooklyn rapper has previously faced charges of child sex offense and pleaded guilty to several gang robberies and shootings last year. After facing a potential sentence of life in prison, he testified against other gang members in order to get reduced time.
Since being released from jail, Tekashi has made a number of headlines. During an Instagram livestream, he had more than 2 million viewers, giving him the record for highest number of people tuned in at a time. The rapper’s new song “GOOBA” also has over 120 million YouTube views in under four days.
I’m still the King of New York pic.twitter.com/LxsA3nHNX6
— 6ix9ine (@6ix9ine) May 8, 2020