Since then, Owens has been on the Today Show and on interview with Robin Roberts, he stated that he would love to keep acting as he currently has while working other jobs but would not want to just be given offers from this current event. He's wants to only receive opportunities or auditions. That being said, producer Tyler Perry made an offer to Owens for his show on the OWN network. Owens expressed interest.
To me this did not seem like a come over and audition and we'll see if it works out situation. This is a direct offer. Lets be clear, Owens will take this. Its familiar sictcom territory and its on a major network by a powerful, respected producer. You don't just say "maybe", you say "yes".
#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
It has now come to my attention that Nicki Minaj will donate $25,000 to him because of all this. To me, it just goes to show you, it doesn't matter if you're black or white. The rich always find a way to give money to other rich people. Or in this case, famous getting money off the rich. So many people in this world who could use that kind of money. Hell, I could use that money more than Owens. I'm not saying he isn't deserving but the guy has already been given a spot on the Have's and the Have Not's and now he's getting an extra 25 G's? There are a lot of charities in the world. Harvey victim's and a man who said he didn't want a hand out gets to take the first hand out because it came from Nicki Minaj? I just don't get it.
Maybe he won't take the money. He'd be dumb not to and I don't want to shame anyone. Hell, take the freaking money. But, in hind sight, there are more deserving people in the world. I think after everything Geoffrey Owens could do the world a favor by being a motivational speaker. He would be perfect at this based on how he's conducted himself. At the least, he'd make more money than he was making at Trader Joe's. All of this is just a publicity stunt for the rich hidden by a campaign to make another celebrity from yesteryear rich again.