After a video went viral that appears to show a star of the 1990s NBC and UPN sitcom “In the House” begging for crack at a gas station in Atlanta, the actress, Maia Campbell, has been the focus of concerns about her well-being.
LL Cool J, who starred along with Campbell, Kim Wayans, Debbie Allen and Alfonso Ribeiro on “In the House,” is reportedly reaching out to fans to try to find Campbell. LL commented on the gas station video on Twitter, writing: “Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who’s obviously having trouble. Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word? @MaiaCampbell”
LL also posted on Instagram: “If anyone has a contact on Maia pls let me know …”
“Campbell appears in the video wearing a bra and panties while pumping an Atlanta rapper’s gas. ‘I want some crack,’ she says as the rapper films,” The New York Post’s Page Six reports. “The troubled star, who struggles with bipolar disorder, also goes into detail about a guy raping her ‘like Cosby.’”
Campbell has reportedly responded to LL Cool J’s concern, rejecting his efforts to help.
“Monday night, a video circulated of Campbell, 40, telling LL Cool J, real name Todd Smith, that she didn’t need help. She also shares that she is a real estate investor,” Access Atlanta reports. “’Hey Todd, look bro,’ she said in the video smiling and partially covering her mouth. ‘I love you. I don’t need help. I just need a benefit concert for mental health. Don’t TMZ me. This is really me.’”
Here’s the original gas station video of Campbell in Atlanta, which comes with a warning about harsh language …