Tekashi 6ix9ine’s return to social media paid off, and he decided to share some of the cash with kids in need.
But as it turns out, the rapper’s money is no good at No Kid Hungry — the non-profit which gives money to families that are struggling to afford food. Now, Tekashi is firing back at the org for refusing his donation.
The rapper’s new single “GOOBA” managed to break YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span. The new track managed to beat out Eminem’s Machine Gun Kelly diss song “Killshot,” and take the record for biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history.
This, of course, meant lots of cash for 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez. It’s being reported that between the new track and the launch of some new merch, the rapper raked in about $2 mil in less than a week.
Instead of keeping it to himself, 6ix9ine was hoping to help out hungry kids in need. He sent a $200K donation to No Kid Hungry, in an effort to help vulnerable kids. After all, resources are undoubtedly strained in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it looks like his money is no good in the eyes of the children’s charity.
“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 non-profit said. “As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
In other words, No Kid Hungry doesn’t want to be affiliated with anything 6ix9ine reps. They also want no part of anything he’s repped in the past — which does encompass a lot of alleged wrongdoing.
The guy does have an extensive criminal history, including assaults, selling drugs, and crimes against women. His lyrics have been less-than-savory, too. But even though he’s never been in an inpatient rehabs center, he has served plenty of time — both on probation and behind bars.
The rapper fired back about their decision to deny his donation, though.
“@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel,” he wrote.
Look, I understand NKH standing by their principles, but maybe Tekashi has a point. If he wants to fork over cash for a good cause when people need it most, why not take it?