Geoffrey Owens Probably Isn’t Going Back To Trader Joe’s Anytime Soon, Because He Took Tyler Perry’s Job Offer
Things are looking up for Geoffrey Owens since pictures of him working at Trader Joe’s surfaced last weekend. Elvin from The Cosby Show had been minding his own damn business at work when some nosy nobody snapped some shots and Fox News and Daily Mail ran with the story. Geoffrey quit his 15-month-old job at TJ’s because of the attention. Geoffrey at first felt embarrassed and ashamed, but after a flood of support from fellow actors and the public, he’s turned the episode into a 10-episode stint on Tyler Perry’s hit show “The Haves and the Have Nots“.
According to TMZ, Geoffrey has accepted a role on the show after Tyler personally offered it to him via Twitter. Now, according to People, Nicki Minaj is trying to insert herself into the narrative by saying she wants to donate $25,000 to Geoffrey, which, if she had listened to his Good Morning America interview, she should know he won’t take and might even be embarrassed by the tone deaf offer.
In his GMA interview, Geoffrey said he didn’t want any charity, but would be happy if his newfound notoriety resulted in getting into a room to audition. So, it’s safe to assume Nicki treating him like a charity case isn’t really going to fly. Nicki made the pronouncement on her Queen Radio show yesterday.
And on Thursday, Nicki Minaj also offered her support to the actor — saying she wants to give him $25,000.
“This man is a whole fucking legend,” the rapper said during her latest episode of Queen Radio on Beats 1. “That man is now getting so many opportunities, I personally want to donate $25,000.”
Nicki, you should have just sat there and ate your rice. But at least she did go on to cuss out Karma Lawrence, the person who took the picture of Geoffrey, so I’ll give her a polite little golf clap for that. As for Geoffrey, he’s slightly more circumspect about it all although he was insulted by one eyewitness who said he looked “fat, bloated and unhappy”. His response (via Entertainment Tonight):
‘What?’ As a Yale English major I’m gonna take exception with that,” he jokes. “Don’t say fat and bloated — that’s what we call repetitious. Just use one of those words — don’t use two, just one is fine
He also said that he wishes them no ill will. I think it’s important to note that the woman who took
I kind of feel sorry for them and I hope they’ve learned a lesson. I hope bad karma turns into good karma, and we’ll leave it at that.”
Karma, I see what you did there, Geoffrey. And he will probably just as nice about Nicki’s offer of charity by ignoring her. He’s busy! He’s getting on a plane headed for Atlanta next week to start filming the sixth season of THAHN.