This is Maia Campbell, movie star, television actress, and 90’s marvel!
Yes, this Maryland native made a name for herself in the early 1990’s by appearing in some our favorite TV shows like “Sister, Sister,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “South Central,” and many more! Campbell even further captured our hearts with her performances in films like “Poetic Justice,” ” Seventeen Again,” and “Trippin’.”
From teenage actress to young adult, Campbell became an black entertainment staple when she landed a role on the hit sitcom “In The House,” alongside LL Cool J and actor Alfonso Ribeiro. However, while on her rise through the perils of Hollywood and entertainment, Maia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly after the show ended in 1999. In 2000, Maia gave birth to her daughter Elisha but unfortunately lost custody after refusing to take her medication for bipolar disorder – – and while off her medications Campbell fell victim to drugs.
Over the years Maia has been arrested several times for drug possession, disorderly conduct, and even prostitution. In 2012, things seemed to take a turn for the better when the actress appeared on the OWN docu-series, “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” where she faced her inner demons, past struggles, and even reconnected with her daughter.
Things were good for Maia. Shortly after filming with Iyanla, she was offered two cable movie roles and was spending more time with her daughter. However, recently footage surfaced of Campbell that showed the “South Central” star at an Atlanta gas station asking for cocaine and seeming somewhat incoherent.
Naturally, the clip made rounds across the internet, sparking concern from fans and friends of Maia everywhere – – including her former co-star LL Cool J.
However, Maia took the opportunity to let LL and all others concerned know that she is doing just fine and is not in need of help. In fact, Campbell even urges Todd, the rapper/actor’s legal name, to focus his efforts in facilitating a benefit concert for “mental health” instead – – As Maia repeatedly says “I don’t need help,” in the clip.
However, we’re not sure we’re 100 % convinced….
Well,, apparently we weren’t the only ones further concerned after watching Maia’s odd video and misplaced frustration. According to a few credible sources, Campbell has been held at a Georgia treatment facility for a “Mental Evaluation” and is currently well on her way to getting help.