Nicki Minaj attends the NYFW Spring/Summer 2019 Kick-Off Party at The Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Rapper Nicki Minaj has offered her support to the former "The Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens saying that she wants to give him $25,000 (about R379 133).

Since the world learned Owens was working at a grocery store between acting gigs, he has been inundated with support and even offered a job by actor Tyler Perry.

And on Thursday, Minaj also offered her support to Owens, reports people.com.

"This man is a whole f-- legend," the rapper said during her latest episode of "Queen Radio". 

"That man is now getting so many opportunities, I personally want to donate $25,000."

Minaj also called out Karma Lawrence, the woman who took Owens' photograph at a Trader Joe's store in New Jersey where he was bagging groceries.

Calling Lawrence a "stupid f-", the star accused her of "trying to embarrass this hardworking man", who played Elvin Tibideaux in "The Cosby Show" from 1985-1992.

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