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Maia Campbell Declines LL Cool J's Help: "I'm Doing Good"


A circulated video of actress Maia Campbell high on drugs in Atlanta, GA, has garnered considerable attention, rendering both fans and critics nearly speechless (and in some cases, quite the opposite). In it, the former In The House actress is seen toothless and disheveled, while being taunted by a man.

After the clip surfaced over the weekend, former co-star and rapper LL Cool J took to social media, urging followers to help him find her: "If someone has a contact on Maia, please let me know."

Late Monday night (July 11), the 40-year-old responded to LL in a less-than-reassuring message.

"Hey Todd, look bro, I love you," she begins, referring to her former colleague in the video below. "I don't need help, I just need a benefit concert for mental health. Don't DM me, it's really me and this is Darryl," she adds of the person recording her.

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She continued: "This is the shop that I temp at, or whatever. We're good. I'm good. I'm doing property, I have investments. I'm a real serious person. And my show is called From the Bottom Up [inaudible]."

Darryl poses the question, "How should he get in touch with you?" to which Campbell says, "Don't call me, I'll call you," and laughs. Darryl again, in a more serious tone this time, urges her to answer the question, after which she then replies: "I'm really on Instagram. But I don't want it to go down."

Darryl, seemingly adamant about getting a viable option for LL to get in communications with her, further questions, "But how will he get in touch with you?" Campbell's brushes it off with incoherent speech: "I don't know, pray to God … that I don't start rapping. Oops!" In the end, Campbell appears irritated and demands she be left alone.

Campbell has long struggled with substance abuse, ping-ponging between addiction and sobriety, never truly conquering her demons. In 2012, she sat with Iyanla Vanzant and spoke at length about her bipolar disorder, as well as her unstable relationship with her late mother.

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"We here at Pandora are launching a brand new campaign that amplifies the moment you’re in and helps you discover your unique sound—the music that moves you, the rhythm that fuels you, the album that inspires you to be you," a statement from Pandora's representatives reads.

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Red Bull Music Festival Returns To NYC With FKA Twigs, Teyana Taylor, And More

With the start of festival season gearing up, the Red Bull Music Festival will return to New York City from April 30 - May 18, bringing big names to killer venues. Pulling FKA Twigs, Teyana Taylor, Tierra Whack and more to the Tristate area, the 10-day event is sure to kick spring up a notch.

FKA Twigs will play at Park Ave Armory from May 11-12, while Rosalía will perform at one of the first shows of the refurbished Webster Hall on April 30, a night they’re calling “Rosalía: El Mal Querer.” Teyana Taylor will go on May 15 at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center for a show called “House of Petunia.” On May 10, Tierra Whack will perform at the Rainbow Room.

For a total of 10 shows, each day will feature a different artist who has partnered with the festival to bring some of their music to life. Tickets can also be purchased here.

Other acts that will be present during the two-week festival include Moor Mother, NYXO, and JPEGMAFIA.

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J. Cole's Dreamville Festival Taps SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage And More

After 2018's Dreamville Festival was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, J. Cole has returned with a similar lineup to make up for the past cancelation. Working with SZA, Nelly, and more, the two artists add to a stacked roster of old and new faces.

Cole himself is expected to perform alongside Big Sean, 21 Savage, Teyana Taylor, as well as Dreamville cohorts Bas, Ari Lennox, Omen, Lute, and more.

The one-day event will take place April 6 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. For a limited time, tickets for the festival will be available for purchase for $119, while VIP packages will include JV VIP ($240), Varsity VIP ($289), and MVP VIP ($449). Tickets can be purchased at DreamvilleFest.com.

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