Tekashi 6ix9ine starts beef with No Kid Hungry after the charity rejects his donation.
After TMZ broke the news Tuesday, the controversial rapper officially announced he was contributing $200K to the organization — run by nonprofit Share Our Strength — to help feed children, particularly those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“During this pandemic I understand we have nurses and frontline Hero’s who risk there life daily to save others. But NEVER forget the children & families who depend on OUR PUBLIC schools for daily meals and nutritions to keep our future leaders growing to their best potential,” the musician, born Daniel Hernandez, wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.
“To every influencer out there REMEMBER if you are blessed GOD gave you that blessing not just for YOU but also TO HELP OTHERS 🙌🏼 GOD FIRST,” he added.
However, Laura Washburn — No Kid Hungry’s director of strategic communications — then released a statement saying the charity would not accept 6ix9ine’s donation, as his “activities do not align with our mission and 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,” Washburn 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.”
After getting rejected, 6ix9ine slammed the foundation on social media, exclaiming, “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel.”
He also wrote on DJ Akademiks’ IG page, “They rather have the kids starve… the world we live in.”
Last month, a judge allowed 6ix9ine to be released from prison and into home confinement after he pleaded guilty to charges related to alleged gang activity, including racketeering, multiple firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking.
Years before, in October 2015, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance after he allegedly had physical contact with a 13-year-old girl that February and later distributed videos of the alleged incident online.
Per his October 2015 plea agreement in the child sexual misconduct case, 6ix9ine was ordered to obtain his GED, refrain from posting sexually explicit or violent images of women and/or children to social media, and write a letter to the girl and her family explaining why his participation in the video was harmful to them, as well as other injunctions. In October 2018, he was sentenced to four years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service for the child sexual misconduct case.
In a November 2017 interview with DJ Akademiks, 6ix9ine claims he had “no sexual contact” with the girl and denied knowing she was a minor.