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Nicki Minaj has yet to make good on $25,000 pledge to Geoffrey Owens: Report

Wonderwall logo Wonderwall 9/12/2018 Marisa Laudadio

a close up of a book: Nicki Minaj attends The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6, 2018. © Gregory Pace/REX/Shutterstock Nicki Minaj attends The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6, 2018.

Has Nicki Minaj kept her promise to help Geoffrey Owens?

So far, the answer appears to be no, TMZ reports.

The rapper got a ton of great press last week when she took to her "Queen Radio" Apple Music and Beats 1 show to make a pledge to "The Cosby Show" alum, 57, after a woman attempted to shame him by posting a photo of him working at a Trader Joe's in New Jersey on social media.

"I personally want to donate on behalf of Queen Radio $25,000 to Geoffrey Owens today. You know why? Lemme tell you something. This man is a whole f------ legend," Nicki said, explaining how upset she was that someone had attempted to "try to embarrass this hard-working man."

Geoffrey Owens wearing a suit and tie: Geoffrey Owens attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards in New York on April 10, 2011. © Amanda Schwab/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock Geoffrey Owens attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards in New York on April 10, 2011.

But sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ that Nicki has yet to honor her promise. "Minaj and her team have yet to even contact Geoffrey or his people, much less hand over the cash," TMZ writes.

TMZ points out that on her Sept. 10 "Queen Radio" show, Nicki claimed she was having a tough time getting in touch with Geoffrey's team. TMZ's sources, however, insist that the actor's camp is easy to reach but hasn't heard "a peep" from the rapper or her people.

According to TMZ, if and when Nicki does make good on her pledge, Geoffrey -- who it says is not in any way pushing for the hand-out -- will probably donate the money to his favorite charities.

Geoffrey Owens wearing a suit and tie: Geoffrey Owens appears as Elvin Tibideaux on Season 7 of "The Cosby Show" in 1990-1991. © Alan Singer / NBC / NBC via Getty Images Geoffrey Owens appears as Elvin Tibideaux on Season 7 of "The Cosby Show" in 1990-1991.

Geoffrey -- who found fame as Elvin Tibideaux on "The Cosby Show" from 1995 to 1992 -- has lined up a couple high-profile gigs in recent days in the wake of the attempted job-shaming.

Tyler Perry was so impressed with his work ethic that he hired Geoffrey for a 10-episode stint on his show "The Haves and the Have Nots."

TMZ also reports that Geoffrey arrived on the Louisiana set of CBS's "NCIS: New Orleans" on Sept. 11 to shoot a guest-starring role as Commander Adams, "an old and valued friend of lead character Dwayne Pride," who's played by star Scott Bakula.

Related video: Former ‘Cosby’ star Geoffrey Owens lands role in Tyler Perry series (Provided by TODAY):

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