Why would you decline money to feed the kids? The No Kid Hungry organization turned down a huge monetary donation from the troubled rapper. Do you think they should have accepted his donation?
The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine tried to donate $200,000 to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry, but the organization turned him down. The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, said on Instagram that he made the donation to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.
A representative for No Kid Hungry told Insider that the organization declined the donation because “it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”
Hernandez responded on Instagram, saying he’d never “seen something so cruel.”
No Kid Hungry, which works to solve problems of hunger and poverty around the world, announced it was declining the donation just hours after Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, announced he was giving the gift.
The rapper said on Instagram that he made the donation in an effort to help hungry families during the coronavirus pandemic, urging his fan base to “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.”
In a statement to Insider, a representative for No Kid Hungry confirmed the organization had turned down Hernandez’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,” the statement 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.”
Hernandez voiced disappointment over the donation being turned down in a now-deleted Instagram post, saying: “@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel.”
The rapper was recently released from prison into home confinement after his lawyer said he was at a higher risk for COVID-19 symptoms because of his asthma. He’s months away from finishing his two-year sentence after pleading guilty to several crimes related to his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. He was given 13 months time served and, thanks to good behavior, his sentence is set to end by August.