Rapper 6ix9ine had a donation of $ 200,000 (£ 163,000) to a rejected children’s charity.
The No Kid Hungry campaign said it was its policy to reject funding from donors who did not match its values.
The rapper, who was recently in jail for crimes he committed as part of a violent gang before making a successful return, called the decision “cruel.”
The Brooklyn rapper had escaped prison for previous charges, including child sex crimes in 2015.
In a now-deleted Instagram article, 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, announced that he is donating $ 200,000 to the campaign, which aims to solve the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States.
But Share Our Strength, the nonprofit that runs the campaign, told the BBC it had turned down the controversial rapper’s offer.
“We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry, but we have informed his representatives that we have refused this donation,” the statement said.
“As a child-centered campaign, our policy is to refuse funding from donors whose activities do not meet our mission and our values. “
The rapper replied on Instagram that he had “never seen anything so cruel.” He has since deleted the post.
6ix9ine made headlines last week for an explosive return to the spotlight after being released from prison early as part of a national effort to stem the coronavirus epidemic in US prisons.
It broke the all-time record for live streaming on Instagram, with more than two million people listening at any given time. Its new Gooba track accumulated 120 million views on YouTube in just four days.
Last year, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to a series of robberies and shootings.
At his 2019 trial, the rapper initially denied the charges, but entered a guilty plea, testifying against other gang members in order to get a reduced sentence after potentially facing maximum life in prison.
He testified against former members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
6ix9ine has been charged with racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a weapon and conspiracy to murder.
In 2015, he pleaded guilty to an incident involving “sexual performance” with a 13-year-old girl and was sentenced to four years probation following legal issues following the incident.