Geoffrey Owens Lands Role On Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & the Have Nots”, Nicki Minaj Offers Actor Cash!
Geoffrey Owens is the man of the hour! The actor known for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show” has been all over news headlines, after he was photographed working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s store. The local shopper that photographed him was seemingly shaming him for being a public figure turned cashier.
Geoffrey’s fellow actors, actresses, and other entertainment figures came to his defense, applauding him for making an honest living at Trader Joe’s. He confirmed he resigned from that job, and thanked the public. Geoffrey said:
“I kind of feel like that character in that Woody Allen movie that wakes up one morning and he’s a celebrity all of a sudden – it came out of nowhere. I really want to thank everybody out there — for the incredible support, the amazing support and positivity that they’ve shown for me. It’s quite astounding.”
But, he received the opportunity of a lifetime shortly thereafter. Tyler Perry tweeted:
“#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.”
#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
According to reports, Geoffrey will be flying to Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA next week to shoot scenes for season six of “The Haves and the Have Nots.” He’ll not only have a role, he’ll be a recurring character for 10 episodes! Score!
The blessings don’t stop there. On a recent episode of Nicki Minaj’s “Queen Radio Show,” the raptress offered Geoffrey a cool $25K, considering his job loss. Entertainment Tonight tweeted what Nicki said:
“[email protected] is taking a stand: “I personally want to donate, on behalf of #QueenRadio, $25,000 to #GeoffreyOwens today. That man is a legend in these streets.””
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 6, 2018
Some took offense to Nicki’s offering, saying it eluded to Geoffrey Owens being a charity case. Twitter user @themakeda tweeted:
“‘donate’ as if mans is in dire straits or a f*cking charity organization pls use an Uber ride credit to get the fuck out of my face”
“donate” as if mans is in dire straits or a fucking charity organization pls use an Uber ride credit to get the fuck out of my face https://t.co/6oMkhRmUXH
— Audrey II. (@themakeda) September 6, 2018
Nicki Minaj clapped back, replying:
“I’d rather my Uber ride to you, to suck my d*ck”
I’d rather my Uber ride to you, to suck my dick https://t.co/GSwTpP3bk4
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) September 6, 2018
Oop! We can’t wait to see Geoffrey Owens return to the silver screen.
Written by Miata Shanay