Nicki Minaj Pledges $25,000 Donation to Former 'Cosby Show' Star Geoffrey Owens

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Nicki MinajĀ attendsĀ as E!, ELLE & IMG celebrate the Kick-Off To NYFW: The Shows at The Pool on Sept. 5, 2018 in New York City

Nicki Minaj was in a giving mood Thursday (Sept. 6). On the heels of picking up a bunch of college tuition tabs for students, Minaj announced on the latest episode of her Queen Radio show that she would be donating $25,000 to former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens, who found himself in the news after photos of him working the cashier at a New Jersey Trader Joe's store went viral online. 

Additionally, the "Chun Li" rapper named both culprits of the negativity surrounding Owens' job--Karma Lawrence and her wife Yanelle--"Cock Sucker of the Day" for episode No. 7 because she was so disgusted by their attempt at job-shaming him. "I took that to heart. Y'all don't know how difficult it is to keep getting jobs and you want to put somebody up on the fucking internet," Nicki said. 

Earlier this week (Sept. 4), Owens appeared on Good Morning America where he discussed his current life situation. "I'd been teaching acting and directing for 30-plus years but it just got to a point where it didn't add up enough," said the Yale University graduate. As a result of the fresh exposure, the acting offers have been pouring in for Owens. Tyler Perry invited Geoffrey to join the cast of his new show that begins shooting next week. 

Listen to Queen Radio here.