1:40 PM PT -- Tekashi just fired back upon learning his donation had been denied, and he's making what some might consider a valid point.
He writes, "@nokidhungry rather take food out the mouth of these innocent children I never seen something so cruel." While you could argue No Kid Hungry is standing firm on their principles -- which many might find commendable -- others could equally argue back that money is money, and if the guy wants to fork over a bunch for a good cause ... why not just take it?
It's quite a pickle, but it sounds like NKH has spoken. Sheesh, not even Socrates had it this tough in the ethics department.
1:19 PM PT -- 6ix9ine's money is no good at No Kid Hungry -- the nonprofit is turning down his attempted donation, and their reasoning is telling.
The org says, "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."
In other words, it doesn't sound like they wanna be affiliated with anything Tekashi reps or has repped in the past -- and as we've seen ... that encompassed a lot of alleged wrongdoing. Bummer?
Tekashi 6ix9ine's glorious return to social media paid him handsomely and then some -- but he ain't keeping all the dough for himself ... the dude's giving back to kids in need.
Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ ... the release of his new song, "GOOBA," as well as the launch of some new merch that he promoted on IG last week has left him with a small fortune on his hands in the amount of about $2 million, which he made in less than a week.
We're told Tekashi raked in a solid mil in just the last few days alone. Rather than hold on to all the cash, or put it it the bank for a rainy day -- our sources say 6ix9ine's planning to donate 10 percent of his haul to hungry families who are struggling in the pandemic.
Specifically, we're being told 69 will send $200k to an org called No Kid Hungry, which helps dole out money to families that can't afford to feed themselves or their little ones -- which, as you can imagine, has gotten worse with COVID-19 putting people out of work.
Tekashi's hoping his donation will help in that cause -- and, frankly, it's a really nice gesture and a nice pendulum swing after his wild, and not so smart, weekendactivities.
Here's hoping it also serves as a sign to come for 6ix9ine in general -- give and you get, solid life philosophy.