The Maia Campbell video showing her looking strung out and begging for crack in Atlanta has caught the attention of her former In the House co-star LL Cool J.
Over the weekend, a video of the barely recognizable actress begging for crack at a gas station in Stone Mountain, Georgia (near Atlanta) went viral on blogs and social media.
Campbell and the rap legend starred alongside each other (along with Kim Wayans and Alfonso Ribeiro) in the hit 90’s TV series, and while the video has shocked and saddened just about everyone whose seen it, the minute-and-a-half clip particularly affected LL Cool J, who knew her personally.
After seeing the video, the rapper/actor took to social media to inquire into her whereabouts and asking for her contact information.
“If someone has a contact on Maia pls let me know..” he posted on Instagram along with a photo of the actress in her younger years before her drug addiction took over and dramatically changed her appearance.
He also contacted her directly on Twitter, according to this screenshot:
After apparently receiving the information he needed, LL deleted those posts and shared an image on IG of the words “Thank you.”
LL Cool J also posted this on Twitter:
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
Atlanta-based rapper T Hood aka One Dread — the guy in the video with Maia who initially posted it on social media — has since responded to the backlash he received on the Internet.
“Y’all n**gas would not be mad if I posted a white girl,” he said in a now-deleted Instagram video. “If I would’ve ran into Hillary Duff, Lizzie McGuire, and she was geeked up, and she was asking me for some crack, and she was out there trying to suck every n**ga d**k at the mothaf**kin gas station… for money… for crack… Y’all would not give a f**k.”
He continued, “Just because she was a black actress from back in the day, who we already all know from reading, she been on the block for years… we been knew this b*tch. She been doing dumb sh*t… been doing stupid sh*t. Went in the industry, got geeked up, f**ked the whole industry, n**gas sent her back to Atlanta and she got geeked up some more.”
Fans of the 40-year-old actress had mentioned that she suffers from mental illness and in instead of taking prescribed medicines from a doctor, she self-medicates with drugs like crack cocaine, something that even her mother, author Bebe Moore Campbell, knew about and wrote a book about before her death in 2006.
But, T Hood wasn’t buying that argument in the least bit, and thanked those who shared the video while slamming those who didn’t like it. “This ain’t no mental disorder,” he said. “Shawty is just high as f**k… So please stay off my page with that sh*t. Salute to everybody who posted it. F**k you if you hating.”
T Hood aka One Dread wrote in the caption of his video response:
One time and one time only for you dumb ass hypocritical ass black people.. if I would have posted a white person or some crack heads fighting y’all would be hype but no just cause y’all think y’all know someone cause they “WAS” famous at one point doesn’t make shit cool for her to be on drugs PERIOD.. I’m just a real person I don’t discriminate on who I post.. if you out here and u walk up on me begging me to buy you crack FOR YEARS.. I will post yo stupid ass too.. if y’all care so much why y’all stop supporting her and got her on the block being a junkie? For Hypocrites only.. **middle finger emoji** #OneDread
The rapper wrote in another post on Instagram:
One thing I can say.. this is a sad situation where everyone from Stone Mountain has been knew this lady and she has always got food from me and money or whatever she wanted not because I knew who she was but because she was a addict in my neighborhood. She does not want help I have seen multiple people try to help her but she stole from them and ran back to crack.. I never tried to disrespect or try to harm her in anyway by posting the video. Right before the video she came up to me asking for crack and told me who she was so I recorded it. She started telling me about all the industry d**ks she has had in Hollywood and it reminded me of girls these days so I tried to show the world that crack is real and people not seeing the bigger picture. Nobody has asked me where she at to go help everyone just want to think I was making fun but I was showing y’all drugs f**ked up no matter who you are. I’m sorry to any of my fans or friends I hurt in the situation but please remember that I help this lady all the time and she doesn’t want the help. Love one dread.
T Hood also reached out to LL Cool J on Instagram after the rapper/actor asked for Maia’s whereabouts. It’s unknown whether he was the one who provided LL with the contact information.
Hopefully the next update we get on this situation is LL Cool J telling us about whether he was able to contact her and get her the help she desperately needs to clean up so that something good can come out of all of this.