From breaking records on Instagram live and Youtube, Tekashi 69 has turned heads since being released from jail. The rapper is also reported to have made $2 million from his single ‘Gooba.’
Donating $200,000 of his earnings to those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic, his success has pushed the rapper to somewhat turn over a new leaf. The rapper revealed he was donating $200,000 to No Kid Hungry.
“During this pandemic, I understand we have nurses and frontline Hero’s who risk their life daily to save others. But NEVER forget the children & families who depend on OUR PUBLIC schools for daily meals and nutrition to keep our future leaders growing to their best potential,” the rapper wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
However, the organization has flat out declined the donation. The organization’s director of strategic communications, Laura Washburn spoke to Complex about the decision,
“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.”