Actress Maia Campbell became an instant online celebrity after THIS video hit the net, showing Maia dazed & confused and apparently selling her body for crack. After it was revealed that the woman in the video was not just a regular ole “crack whore”, but a former child star who was addicted to drugs, the internet went wild and the video was a viral sensation.
Most wondered how Maia could go from being the beautiful actress – who worked acted alongside celebs in television sitcoms including LL Cool J and Alphonso Ribiero in In The House and Lorenz Tate in South Central– to the wacked out face of the “anti-horney” but the truth about Maia’s condition was that not only was she addicted to drugs, but she was a long-term sufferer of a mental disorder. (Read: The Sad Truth About Maia Campbell).
Maia’s family eventually issued a statement acknowledging her drug addiction and mental disorder and Maia finally admitted herself to rehab. Now, after several months of therapy, she’s planning to put her life story on television: Continue Reading…
Maia Campbell, former “In the House” actress and daughter of deceased author BeBe Moore-Campbell, became famous once again after this video surfaced of the former actress acting erratically. Maia was called everything from a crackhead to a prostitute once the video hit the net, however it was soon revealed that her behavior was due to a psychological disorder. Most asked the question: Where’s her family? Why aren’t they helping? Now, after a facing a ton of criticism, Maia’s father and grandmother have come forward and released a statement to Essence Magazine addressing the events that placed Maia in such a horrible situation:
Our hearts have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love that so many of you have freely displayed in the past several days about our beloved Maia C. Campbell. Our spirits have been lifted by your words of support and your acts of kindness and we have been encouraged to continue our efforts to assist our daughter and granddaughter to become whole again.
As a family, we have been struggling with Maia in her illness for quite some time. We continue to hold fast to our faith and hope that some day she will realize that healing will begin when she decides to reach out and accept the help and treatment that have been offered to her. We all have challenges in life that we must face, but when compound problems such as mental illness and substance abuse are prevalent, it can appear that there is no way out. However, our sustaining faith and trust in God compels us to believe differently. We strongly believe that Maia will be healed.
I spotted Alphonso Ribeiro a few days ago during the Atlanta screening of “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”? Ribeiro, best known for his antics as Carlton Banks alongside Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, has been in television since he was knee high to a grasshopper. He’s even starred alongside the Jackson’s during their Pepsi commercial days:
I got a chance to catch up with Alphonso to find out what he’s been up to lately.? As you know, Alphonso also starred alongside LL Cool J and Maia Campbell on “In the House” so of course the major question on my mind was if he’d seen that infamous Maia Campbell video.? Alphonso graciously answered and even shed some light on his Tyler Perry connection: Continue Reading…
After watching the disturbing video of former “In The House” star Maia Campbell’s erratic behavior, the internet was abuzz with disbelief.? Most assumed that Maia was a lost cause, while others prayed for her recovery. Well it’s obvious that prayer works wonders! Through the combined forces of thousands perhaps millions standing in prayer, it’s been recently reported the Maia Campbell is finally in treatment:
Via Black Web 2.o:
Last night I received a wonderful email from a friend of her late mother, Bebe Moore Campbell. Nancy Carter, executive director of NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) is the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness), thanking BlackWeb20.com for the coverage and the compassion shown towards Maia. Nancy alerted me to my error and explained that Maia has been diagnosed with bi-polar/manic depression. And because substance abuse is involved she has co-occurring disorder, which has symptoms similar to schizophrenia.
In short, Maia is mentally ill and has a substance abuse problem.
Nancy returned my phone call to her and shared some important and good news: Maia is in treatment. And she said that there is hope for Maia?s recovery but the prayers of ?50,000,000? people can make the difference, because Maia doesn?t like to stay in treatment, and her treatment involves drug withdrawal as well as treatment for her disorders. (MORE)
Visit NAMI Urban LA?s site to view a tribute video to Bebe Moore Campbell, co-founder of the organization.
So far, two people have come forward to discuss that disturbing video of Maia Campbell acting erratically. The first is the dude who appeared in the video who most assumed was Maia’s pimp or abusive boyfriend. He did a response video to dispute all those reports and discusses in vivid detail how the video all came about. Apparently he’s a rapper and Maia simply came to the set to be a part of his music video in Los Angeles.? Instead of cash, he says Maia wanted crack and when he said NO to the crack, she was caught on tape acting wild.
The 2nd person who’s come forward is Maia’s “In the House” co-star Ken Lawson, who played CARL on the show alongside Maia and LL Cool J. Lawson expresses his disbelief about the entire situation and explains how most people get “caught up” in the industry. I personally, don’t know why he even came forward cause he really didn’t say much of anything but umma give him his 5 mins.
Therecent disturbing video showing former child star Maia Campbell acting crazy & erratic has hit an alltime high on the popularity scale (i.e. google trends) this week. Sad thing is, most (including me) assumed that Campbell was high on drugs and a prostituting herself for a fix. Although it was all implied in the video, we all were wrong about jumping to conclusions. Over the years there have been numerous rumors about Maia Campbell’s mental issues. Reports were she was either bipolar or schizophrenic. I’ve even uncovered some information where she was once in a mental facility Continue Reading…