The message from LL Cool J to former television star Maia Campbell has been received and denied.
After a viral video surfaced online earlier this week, which showed the actress and model appeared to be begging for crack, it sparked concern from superstar rapper/actor LL Cool J. They starred alongside each other in the 1990s NBC sitcom In the House. LL publicly stated that he wanted to contact Campbell to help her.
Video footage obtained by Straight From the A, the troubled actress, who appears to be in a salon where she says she works, states that she does not need help from her former co-star. Referring to LL by his given name, she assures him she doesn’t want his help.
Campbell’s troubled history came to the forefront in 2010 when footage of the actress seemingly under the influence in Los Angeles was published on YouTube. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was later sentenced to a mental health facility after she was arrested for theft in Atlanta. Campbell’s recovery was documented in an episode of Iyanla’s Fix My Life but the actress was arrested again in Atlanta in 2015.
LL jumped on his Twitter account to condemn people shooting videos of her instead of getting help for Campbell.
“Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who’s obviously having trouble. Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word? @MaiaCampbell,” he tweeted.