AceShowbiz - Maia Campbell doesn't need help. The troubled star has responded after LL Cool J tried to reach out to her and offered to help her after a video of the former child star begging for drugs in Atlanta appeared online.
In the disturbing video that was taken by a male friend, Maia looked disheveled while she's pumping the friend's gas. "I want some crack," she said to her male companion. She appeared to lose several of her front teeth. She also rambled about being raped by a man "like Cosby" who "wore a condom."
The video sparked concern from people, including LL Cool J who wanted to help his former "In the House" co-star. "If anyone has a contact on Maia pls let me know," he posted on Instagram. The "Lip Sync Battle" host also slammed the person who took the video. "Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who's obviously having trouble. Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word?" he 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
But Maia doesn't want to be pitied. The 40-year-old star says in a new video, "Hey, Todd (LL's birth name)! Look bro, I love you! I don't need help." She assures everyone, "We're good. I'm good. Don't call me, I'll call you."
Maia, who played Tiffany Warren on 1990s' sitcom "In the House", struggles with bipolar disorder and has been arrested several times. She recently got sober but now appears to be in a bad place again.