News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Sept. 7, 2018: A top Caribbean born singer and celebrity will hand off $25,000 to Geoffrey Owens, the former “Cosby Show” actor and son of former Congressman Major Owens, who was recently job shamed.
Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, announced she will be making the donation to the New Jersey-based actor just a few days following his decision to quit the job he was shamed over at the New Jersey Trader Joe’s.
Minaj made the announcement on her Beats 1 “Queen” radio show.
“That man is now getting so many opportunities,” Minaj expressed. “I personally want to donate on behalf of Queen Radio $25,000 to Geoffrey Owens. You know why? Imma tell you something. This man is a whole … legend in these streets. What did you get by taking a picture of that man at the grocery store?”
Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, the husband of one of the Huxtable daughters, Sandra, during his time on the “Cosby Show.” However, he told the Good Morning America that he hasn’t had an acting job that lasted more than 10 weeks since leaving the show.
So far, Tyler Perry has also offered to hire Owens for a new series on the OWN Network he is shooting.
Karma Lawrence, the woman who snuck a picture of Owens as she paid for her groceries, told NJ Advance Media she meant no ill will and regrets her decision.
“I don’t know why I snuck a picture,” said Lawrence, 50. “I figured everybody does it. I don’t know what possessed me. I just did it. I didn’t even think about it. I just kind of did it on impulse and it was a bad impulse.”