Geoffrey Owens Accepts 10-Episode Show Offer From Tyler Perry

Geoffrey Owens lands 10-episode deal, Nicki Minaj donates $25K

Perry was one of the Hollywood stars who offered support for Owens the internet shamed him for working a job a Trader Joes.

"The Cosby Show" actor who was thrust back into the limelight when it was discovered he was working at Trader Joe's will have a recurring role on the OWN series, a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to USA TODAY on Friday.

Rapper Nicki Minaj said on her radio show that she'd like to donate $25,000 to the actor.

It's been a rollercoaster week for former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens after the actor suddenly re-emerged into the spotlight after being photographed bagging groceries at Trader Joe's. You don't know how hard it is to get your first acting job.

On Queen Radio, the 35-year-old embarked on a foul-mouthed rant over the picture and called Owens a "whole f-ing legend on these streets".

Despite the shaming, celebrities began clamoring to support the actor - an outpouring Owens said made him feel like "something terrible became something wonderful".

Minaj continued, "Y'all don't know how hard it is to keep getting jobs. You wanna try to embarrass this hard-working man (sic)". Owens, however, also received a slew of positive and supportive messages from fans and fellow actors.

"Tell him that I'm going to have my team contact him because I hope he doesn't take it the wrong way", she said.

Through sources, TMZ is reporting exactly what we predicted, that Geoffrey will absolutely take Tyler Perry up on his offer.

"We all have done jobs like that and I just thought, what if that were me?"

Asked if he believed the Daily Mail and Fox News published the photos in poor taste, Owens the report of him working the register at the health food store in Clifton, New Jersey, "mean-spirited". "Are you actually saying come work with me?"



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