Tekashi 6ix9ine, with $4M net worth, has $200k donation declined by charity over controversial lifestyle
The charity No Kid Hungry said it has a policy in place to decline donations by people whose activities don't align with their 'mission and values'
Rapper and convicted felon Tekashi 6ix9ine's donation to No Kid Hungry—a nonprofit charity aimed at ending childhood hunger—was declined due to the rapper's controversial lifestyle.
The rapper, who suffers from asthma, was released from federal custody in April and is confined to his home. His condition put him at a higher risk of contracting the contagious respiratory virus prompting his release from the Queens, New York City prison.
It all started with a TMZ report that claimed 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, made $2 million in less than a week thanks to the release of his new song 'GOOBA' and merch sales. A source told the website about the rapper's plans to give away a tenth of his earnings from the song ($200,000) to No Kid Hungry. 6ix9ine confirmed the report on Instagram in a since-deleted post.
"During this pandemic, I understand we have nurses and the frontline hero's who risk there (sic) life daily to save others. But NEVER forget the children & Families who depend on OUR PUBLIC schools for daily meals and nutrition to keep our future leaders growing to their best potential," he told his 19.5 million followers. "To every influencer out there REMEMBER if you are blessed GOD gave you that blessing not just for YOU but also TO HELP OTHERS."
This prompted the organization to respond. "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," a representative for the campaign told Yahoo Entertainment on Tuesday. The representative added that it's their policy to decline fundings for their child-focused campaign if the donor's activities don't align with the organization's "mission and values".
The "FEFE" rapper didn't take this lying down and lashed out on the charity on Instagram, in a since-deleted post. He wrote that No Kid Hungry would "rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel."
The controversial rapper is worth approximately $4M, according to Wealthy Gorilla. In October 2019, Tekashi signed a confirmed record deal with record company 10K Projects. The deal is reportedly worth at least $10 million and will involve two future albums, one in English and one in Spanish, claimed Celebrity Net Worth
6ix9ine has been convicted for 9 counts of federal racketeering. In 2019, he pleaded guilty to a string of gang robberies and shootings and agreed to testify against his former associates in the gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He was sentenced to two years in prison. In 2018, he was sentenced to probation for a conviction stemming from the use of a child in a sexual performance.