Tekashi 6ix9ine – real name Daniel Hernandez – donated $200,000 to the non-profit organization No Kid Hungry. According to TMZ, the money came from new merchandise and the $2 million he earned off his record-breaking comeback video for his new single “GOOBA.”
Tekashi made the announcement on his Instagram account on Tuesday (May 12), writing:
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.Tekashi 6ix9ine
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.Tekashi 6ix9ine
But unfortunately for 6ix9ine, No Kid Hungry isn’t in need for funds.
The organization’s director of strategic communications Laura Washburn said that the Share Our Strength program is declining 6ix9ine’s donation.
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. As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.Laura Washburn
When asked specifically which “activities” did not align with the group’s mission, a spokesperson for the organization declined to comment further.
But Tekashi had plenty to say in a now-deleted post on his Instagram page.
@nokidhungry would rather take food out of the mouth of innocent children. I have never seen something so cruel.Tekashi 6ix9ine