LL Cool J turned to his Instagram followers to get the contact information for Maia Campbell, his former co-star on the sitcom In the House. As seen in the below photo from his Instagram account, which has now been deleted but was captured by the Shade Room, LL sought to get in touch with Maia.
Those who remember the first season of the LL Cool J vehicle remember him starring as Marion Hill and Debbie Allen starring in the sitcom as Jackie Warren. Jeffery Wood rounded out the cast as Austin Warren, and Maia Campbell was a striking beauty to behold on TV screens as Tiffany Warren in 1995. However as the progression of photos of Maia from Getty Images shows, the bubbly young lady turned into a troubled woman by 2005.
Maia’s late mother, author Bebe Moore Campbell, detailed some of her struggles in books such as Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine and 72 Hour Hold. However, after her mother’s death, Maia seemed to go on a downward spiral that looked hopeful, reports Black America Web, when Maia spoke about her mental health issues and struggles with drugs. Campbell spoke to Iyanla Vanzant on the first season of Iyanla: Fix My Celebrity Life, where she opened up about her bipolar disorder and the struggles she has faced while dealing with substance abuse.
At the time, Maia sat down with her daughter, who was in her father’s custody, and spoke about a hopeful future.
However, with new and disturbing videos that recently appeared and went viral, showing Maia with missing teeth and scantily clad, using foul language and requesting drugs at a gas station, Maia’s fans were once again disheartened to learn that Maia’s mental health and substance abuse issues had resurfaced.
Warning: The below linked-to videos contain language and content that might be offensive to viewers.
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 video titled “In The House Actress Maia Campbell Spotted Toothless & Strung Out in Atlanta (Stone Mountain)” received more than 850,000 views in two days. Additional videos, like the initial video from the Atlanta man who leaked Maia Campbell’s video, with him proclaiming he wasn’t sorry for doing so, received more than 400,000 views. Subsequent videos show Maia trying to explain how LL could get in touch with her and being embarrassed about her teeth. Finally, the man who leaked the video issued a mea culpa and told LL to get in touch with him.
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