Tekashi 6ix9ine's $200,000 donation rejected by children's hunger charity

Tekashi [Photo: Courtesy]

Tekashi 6ix9ine has had a large donation rejected by a children's charity No Kid Hungry.

The American rapper - real name Daniel Hernandez - was recently released early from prison amid a two-year sentence for racketeering because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tekashi, 23, gifted Sh21,348,000 ($200,000) to the USA based charity that tries to tackle child poverty but the organisation rejected the offering as they have a policy to not accept donations from those "whose activities do not align with our mission and values".

A statement from the charity read: "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," No Kid Hungry said in a statement.

"As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values."

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The rapper responded on Instagram that he had "never seen something so cruel" but he has since deleted the post.

In April the Fefe hitmaker pleaded with the judge for leniency when the coronavirus pandemic began.

The judge agreed and granted him a compassionate release from his New York prison, where he began his sentence in December 2019 for charges of racketeering.

Hernandez is now seeing out the rest of his two-year sentence at home, under strict supervision.

TMZ reported he will have a GPS monitor for the first four months, and he must stay at an address approved by his probation officer.

He is only permitted to leave if he needs necessary medical attention or to visit his attorney, and it must be approved by the probation department.

Hernandez must also have a daily video conference with his probation officer.

He begged the judge to let him go home because he has asthma and so is more vulnerable to coronavirus.

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Tekashi could have faced 37 years behind bars but was offered a more lenient sentence after he became a witness for the prosecution against his former fellow gang members.

The testimony he provided helped to convict Bloods gang members Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison and reduced his sentence.


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