'Broke' rapper 6ix9ine donates $20K to needy family, vows to 'give away $50K every week'
American rapper 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, may be "broke," but he still cares about those suffering from hunger and poverty. Despite his prior claims that he is "struggling to make ends meet," the New York City native has revealed that he is donating $20,000 to a random family. 6ix9ine boasted about his unplanned behavior in an Instagram video posted on Sunday, April 24. In the video, he exhibited a stack of cash in his car and stated that he intended to spend the money at a club but ended up using it for something more important.
"Yesterday I was going to go to the club. I was going to blow $20,000, I didn't end up to the club," he said in the video. "On the way to the airport, I see this family." The people, according to the rapper, were selling flowers to feed their families. 6ix9ine was seen going over to the flower vendor's family and getting out of his car. After delivering them their money, they shared hugs and a brief heartfelt conversation. A spectator apparently watched 6ix9ine's selfless act and joyfully greeted and supported the "GUMMO" rapper. He drove up next to the fan's car and filmed a video with him as the fan gushed about the celebrity.
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6ix9ine further wrote in a caption, "I was going to spend 20,000 last night in the club but I didn't get to do so but I spent it on something better." He added, "LETS GET BACK TO IT IF YOU KNOW ME I BEEN DOING THIS AND ITS NEVER GONNA STOP.I WOKE UP TODAY FEELING GREAT THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE MATTER MORE THEN EVER," he shared. He additionally vowed to give away at least $50,000 to those in need every week, writing, "NOW EVERY WEEK I WILL TRY TO GIVE ATLEAST 50,000$ AWAY TO SOMEONE RANDOM FOR PEOPLE IN NEED #GINE GINE."
Earlier this month, the rapper posted a video of himself tossing money on the ground. He was wealthy over a million dollars and dubbed himself the "King of New York." The rapper is no longer incarcerated. He was sentenced to two years in jail in 2019, but he was released during the pandemic to serve the remaining four months of his sentence in a secret location owing to his asthma, which put him in danger of contracting the coronavirus.
The New York native was imprisoned on racketeering allegations. Kidnapping, murder, gambling, robbery, arson, bribery, and even extortion are all examples of racketeering in the United States. Tekashi 6ix9ine has also been accused of gang participation. Indeed, his first accusations were attempted murder, armed robbery, owning and carrying a pistol, and assault with a dangerous weapon.