LL Cool J wants to help former co-star seen on video begging for drug money
UPI News Service, 07/11/2017
LL Cool J wants to help his former co-star, Maia Campbell, after a video of her begging for drug money at a gas station in Atlanta surfaced on the internet.
"If anyone has a contact on Maia pls let me know," he wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the former actress.
On Twitter, Cool J also criticized 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 said.
But hours later, he tweeted: "You can't help someone who doesn't want your help."
In the video, Campbell is wearing just a bra and panties as she pumps a man's gas for a few dollars. At one point, he encourages her to jump up and down.
Campbell, 40, starred in the TV series, "In the House" with LL Cool J between 1995 and 1998.
Her history of drug addiction and bipolar disorder goes back several years. In 2012, she opened up about her addiction to crystal meth and her struggles with mental illness on an episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" with relationship expert, Iyanla Vanzant.
Before taping that episode, Campbell became somewhat of a Youtube star in a negative manner, as several videos of her allegedly on drugs and involved in prostitution were published online.
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