Tekashi’s 6ix9ine plan to donate $200,000 to the non-profit, No Kid Hungry, was swiftly rejected and he’s hitting back accusing the organization of taking food out of the mouths of “innocent children.”
“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,” the foundation, which works to eradicate hunger, explained in a statement on Tuesday (May 12). “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 “Gooba” rapper responded in an Instagram post that was deleted. “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel,” he wrote.
Despite his attempted act of charity, Tekashi’s reputation obviously precedes him. The 23-year-old recording artist, who was released from prison four months early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was sentenced to two years in prison on federal weapons, racketeering and drug trafficking charges.
In 2018, the Brooklyn native was sentenced to four years probation stemming from a 2015 arrest for using a 13-year-old child in a sexual performance and uploading the footage online. The child sex case was dismissed after Tekashi was arrested on a slew gang charges and couldn’t fulfill the terms of his probation.