Minaj said on her Beats 1 “Queen Radio” show Wednesday that she plans on donating $25,000 to the actor who has also received support from fans and other celebrities as well as an offer of work from uber-producer Tyler Perry since the story went public.
On Thursday the rapper talked to “Entertainment Tonight” about why she wants to help.
“Some people are on the internet and seeking attention, and he’s just the antithesis of that,” Minaj said. “So I felt like, ‘Oh my God, could you imagine?’ “
She said she knows what it feels like to have to work a job outside of the industry and she had a message for Owens.
“Tell him that I’m going to have my team contact him because I hope he doesn’t take it the wrong way,” she said. “I just want to help him in any way I can.”
CNN has reached out to reps for Owens.