Nicki Minaj was not being truthful when she claimed she donated $25,000 to former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens. Owens, 57, never received the cash, nor did he hear from Minaj's people.
Last week, Minaj called Owens "a legend" and told listeners of her Apple Music radio show that she donated $25,000 to the struggling actor who was photographed working at Trader Joe's between acting gigs.
A lesbian couple posted images of Owens bagging groceries at the upscale supermarket, and the images went viral. Numerous celebrities, including Tyler Perry, stepped up to help Owens get back on his feet.
TMZ reports Owens' reps were never contacted by Minaj or her team after her radio show. Minaj claimed she couldn't reach Owens, but his rep told TMZ they are easy to reach.
His rep also said Owens is not looking for any handouts from the rap star.