Maia Campbell responded to a tweet posted by her former In the House co-star LL Cool J, in which he asked fans to help him find her after a disturbing video surfaced showing the onetime actress and model begging for crack. Campbell, who reportedly has a history of mental illness and drug use, posted a video in response to LL assuring that she’s OK and doesn’t need any help.
“Hey Todd, look bro, I love you!” Campbell says in the footage obtained by Straight From the A. “I don’t need help, I just need a benefit concert for mental health.” She also makes it clear that she’s not interested in being on camera. The video was reportedly posted to Facebook by a friend of Campbell’s.
Campbell’s battle with drug use came to the fore in 2010 when footage of the actress seemingly under the influence in L.A. was posted on YouTube. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and subsequently sentenced to a mental health facility following an arrest for theft in Atlanta. Campbell seemed to be on the road to recovery when she appeared on Iyanla’s Fix My Life, but was arrested again in Atlanta in 2015.
In the latest clip, she offers her email address to an obviously distraught LL and reminds him that he has her “mom’s number.” However, Campbell’s mother, famed author Bebe Moore Campbell, died of brain cancer in 2006.
When the first clip of the actress went viral, LL condemned the man recording the footage instead of helping her.
“Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who’s obviously having trouble. Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word? @MaiaCampbell,” LL tweeted.
Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who's obviously having trouble. Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word? @MaiaCampbell
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) July 10, 2017
The man, who has now been identified as local rapper T-Hood, responded to LL and shared how he could care less about Campbell’s well-being. He also attempted to push the unwanted narrative of race and denounced her battle with bipolar disorder.
“Y’all n****s would not be mad if I posted a white girl,” he said in an Instagram video. “If I would have ran into muthaf***king Hillary Duff/ Lizzy McGuire and she was asking for crack and was sucking d**k at the gas station for money for crack, I would have posted her, too.”