Charity firm rejects Rapper 6ix9ine $200k donation

6ix9ine has been making headlines in the last week for his return after being released from prison early. This was as part of a nationwide effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak in US jails.

Rapper 6ix9ine has had a $200,000 (£163,000) donation to a children’s charity rejected.

The No Kid Hungry campaign said it has a policy of rejecting funding from donors who do not fit its values.

The rapper, was recently in prison for crimes he carried out as part of a violent gang; before making a successful comeback. He has termed the decision “cruel”.

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The Brooklyn rapper had evaded jail time on previous charges, including child sex offences in 2015.

In a now-deleted IG post, 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, announced he was donating $200,000 to the campaign. This campaign seeks to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the US.

But Share Our Strength, the non-profit organisation that runs the campaign, told the BBC it had declined the controversial rapper’s offer.

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“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,” it 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.”

The rapper commented on Instagram that he had “never seen something so cruel”. He has since deleted the post.

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