(AllHipHop News) Rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J has reportedly had his efforts to help his embattled former co-star Maia Campbell rejected after she was spotted begging for drugs in Georgia.
Campbell worked with the hip-hop legend on their 1990s sitcom In the House, but over the weekend, video footage of the actress emerged online, depicting her in her underwear, asking strangers for drugs at a gas station.
LL came across the clip and took to social media on Monday to chastise whoever recorded the video, writing on Twitter, “Instead of pulling out your phone and filming someone who’s obviously having trouble, Maybe lend a helping hand? A kind word?”
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
He also asked his followers to help him track down Campbell’s contact information so he could try and help.
“If anyone has a contact on Maia pls (sic) let me know…” he wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post, adding on Twitter, “@MaiaCampbell Please DM (direct message) me when/if you see this.”
Campbell learned of LL’s attempts to reach out to her, and responded to him in a new Instagram video, recorded by another fan who had tracked her down.
In the post, she declared, “I don’t need help, I just need a benefit concert for mental health.”
“Don’t DM me, it’s really me,” she continued, before stating, “Don’t call me, I’ll call you.”
According to People.com, she then insisted LL already had her mother’s phone number.
It’s not known if LL managed to speak to Campbell or her mom directly, but the “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor has since returned to Twitter and suggested his efforts went ignored.
“You can’t help someone who doesn’t want your help,” he tweeted, without expanding on his post.
Campbell has a history of personal troubles.
In 2009, she was admitted to a medical facility to receive treatment for a reported mental illness and drug problem.
She was allegedly diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was subsequently arrested for drug possession, prostitution, and disorderly conduct, among other offenses.
In 2012, she was featured on U.S. TV show “Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life,” and revealed she was staying at a treatment facility.
You can't help someone who doesn't want your help.
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) July 11, 2017