Maia Campbell has rejected an offer of help from her former sitcom co-star LL Cool J.
A video surfaced over the weekend that appears to show the 40-year-old actress at an Atlanta gas station asking a man for drugs. The footage quickly went viral and had social media commentators concerned about Campbell’s mental well-being.
One of those concerned was rapper and actor LL Cool J, who starred alongside Campbell in the 1990s UPN sitcom “In the House”. The “Lip Sync Battle” host posted a message on his Instagram account on Sunday night, pleading with his fans for their help in locating his old friend and troubled co-star.
The post has since been removed, but the “Mama Said Knock You Out” hitmaker later posted a message of thanks to those who offered help and well wishes.
However, in a video released on Monday night, Campbell responded to LL, referring to him by his real name Todd Smith, and declined his offer of help.
“I don’t need help, I just need a benefit concert for mental health,” she said, partially covering her mouth with her hand. “Don’t TMZ me, it’s really mean.”
The actress also said that she is doing “good” and is currently working in real estate. When the person filming the video asked how LL can get in touch with her, Campbell refused to give a serious answer.
LL later took to Twitter to share his reaction and response to Campbell’s video.
Campbell previously documented her battle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse in 2012, on the TV series “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”
LL criticized the man responsible for filming and sharing the original video, which could be seen as mocking Campbell’s mental health. Fans agreed with the rapper’s sentiments.