Since being released from prison on April 2, Tekashi 6ix9ine hasn't been shy about making waves in the news.
On Tuesday, he made even more news when he tried to donate $200,000 to No Kid Hungry but was rejected by the organization due to his past convictions. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to a felony count of using a child during sexual performance. According to a complaint filed by the 13-year-old victim's mother, 6ix9ine was seen on video grabbing and touching her body.
"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. 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," 6ix9ine wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post.
"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," Washburn said.
The rapper responded to the rejection in another deleted Instagram post.
"@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel," he said.
Here's how social media responded to the strange fracas.
The timeline was split with some people understanding the organization couldn't accept the large donation from someone with abuse charges.
This is an NGO that works closely with kids. 6ix9ine is a paedophile, if they accepted the donation they would ruin their credibility and forever be associated with paedophiles and it would give him good publicity. Don't act like yall wouldn't drag them if they accepted his cash. https://t.co/Tq7dirvAMS
— Tayoncé Defense Attorney (@BlueIvysDoormat) May 13, 2020
Others brought up his questionable past.
Ok, I’m sick of this, 6ix9ine needs to get cancelled, idgaf of he apologizes of the shit he has done, he does it again and again.
Here’s a list of some of the crimes he has done ,
-raped an 13yr old girl
-posted violent pics involving women & children
-he is a pedophile+
— ًJennie♡ | follow limit | (@seokjinjuul) May 13, 2020
6ix9ine is a pedo and a children's organization rightfully refused his donation. It's that simple lol. His $200,000 isn't the only donation they get and if anything their more reliable donators would have stopped donating had they accepted his donation pic.twitter.com/4Q6mHRsSZY
— 5'11 (@Pikachuuuuuuui) May 13, 2020
did everyone just forget that 6ix9ine filmed and distributed pornographic videos of a 13 year old child??? why y’all so happy that this pedophile is out of jail? makes me sick
— sunēckē (@Sunecke) May 9, 2020
just a reminder 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance but the child sex crime case was dropped due to the drug/gang case, y’all support pedophiles? couldn’t be me
— Ⓜ️IA (@miaasilvana) May 8, 2020
Yet, others continued to show support for No Child Hungry's decision to decline the donation.
All the comments like “why wouldn’t you just take the money”. This guy went to jail for having a naked 15 year old on his lap…. “allegedly” and you think a child charity would take his money!! SMH #6ix9ine
— Wills???? (@Teddy_Willss) May 13, 2020
Others noted that the donation was a clear attempt by the rapper to try to graze over his past child abuse charges.
Nothing to be shocked about. A child nutrition charity isn't taking money from a child molester to help sanitize his image. Y'all should be boycotting 6ix9ine too but you have no morals. https://t.co/bQwfHhC1Pn
— I'm not conceited. I'm convinced!☭ (@Kayode_ani) May 12, 2020
Crazy how people are saying, “so y’all just going to let the kids starve etc ?” What would we be doing if we taught our kids money rules us? Take money from anyone, even if it’s dirty. What happened to saying screw my life situation, imma prosper outta this like many have.Crazy .
— Maisyn Diaz (@DiazMaisyn) May 12, 2020
A few people decided to make some jokes about No Child Hungry's purported street cred.
The kids said “Give the rat his cheese back” ????????????
— Ur Favorite Baldie (@SisWithDaTweets) May 12, 2020
Despite the controversy, 6ix9ine made more than $2 million off of the success of his new single "Gooba," and the song garnered so much interest that it may jump to the top of the music charts.