While on Beats 1 Queen Radio show yesterday, Nicki Minaj revealed that she has decided to donate no less than $25K to The Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens. It all started when the actor got shamed for working at Trader Joe’s.
Someone simply took a pic of him bagging groceries, but while some mocked him, Nicki thought his struggle to feed his family was honorable, not shameful.
‘That man is now getting so many opportunities. I personally wish to donate on behalf of Queen Radio $25K to Geoffrey Owens. You know why? Imma tell you something. This man’s a whole f**king legend in these streets,’ the rapper said on the podcast.
She went on to slam people: ‘What is the fascination with our culture? This Instagram era, instant gratification era to continually humiliate people for no reason? What did you get by taking a pic of that man at the grocery store?’
Owens is best known for his The Cosby Show role as Sondra Huxtable’s doctor husband, Elvin Tibideaux.
After a woman took a pic of the former star working in the grocery store it made headlines.
Since then, the man was invited on Good Morning America where he talked about being shamed for his ‘ordinary job.’
But fortunately, he also received a lot of support from fans and other fellow actors.
In a tweet, Tyler Perry said he was giving Owens a role on a show of his.
‘That was kinda cool. I mean, that kinda sounded like he was saying, ‘Come work with me.’ I am so, like, skeptical. Like, really? Because we have never worked together before. So, that is a very, very generous thing for him to say. And we’ll see what happens with that. But, that’s encouraging,’ Owens told ET earlier this week.
In the meantime, the actor has quit his job at Trader Joe’s.
He explained that ‘When I quit, the guys at the store said, ‘Don’t quit, let’s keep it open, let’s have it an indefinite leave of absence.’ OK, that’s cool, that is great, but I left at that point because I felt like for my personal sake, my dignity, and for my emotional wellbeing, I did not want to be in the store while I felt like people might be staking the place as they did, actually.’