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So Sad: 90’s Star Maia Campbell is Allegedly Back on Drugs

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Over the weekend there was a disturbing video released of 90’s actress Maia Campbell indicating that she has relapsed and is back on drugs. For those who do not know who Maia Campbell is, she was an actress in the 90’s who was in some of our favorite movies, TV shows, and music videos like In the House, South Central, Poetic Justice, singer Tyrese’s Sweet Lady and Lately music videos. Maia was deemed one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry, unfortunately, things went downhill.

Maia’s mother, profound author, Bebe Campbell revealed that the actress suffered from bipolar disorder and was to take medication. I truly think Maia went on a destructive path after her mother passed away in 2006. She stopped taking her bi-polar medication and started to self-medicate with hard care drugs such as crystal meth and crack cocaine and lost custody of her daughter. Maia was no longer receiving praise for her beauty and acting talent but rather in the news for her run-ins with the law and erratic behavior. I did not know things were that bad for Maia until I saw the mug shot a couple years ago and almost did not even recognize her due to her alarming transformation.

Eventually, things started to look promising for Maia, in 2012 she appeared on Iyanla’s Fix My Life and revealed she was living in a sober house, taking her bipolar meds, and even started to reconnect with her teenage daughter. She started to look like the Maia we grew to love in the 90’s. A few years passed and I guess Maia lost the battle to her addiction (like most addicts do). Some man posted a video of Maia looking real disheveled, unkept, and even missing a tooth. She was at a gas station in Atlanta looking for some drugs and talking all over the place. It was really unfortunate that this man was willing to post the footage of Maia in this condition but it was even more disheartening seeing this beautiful woman is destroying her life in front of our eyes.

At the end of the day, I hope that Maia is able to get the help that she needs not only for herself but for her daughter’s sake. Like I said in a previous article, mental illness is real and people who suffer from it should not self-medicate with hardcore drugs but take the necessary actions to get well.

Update: LLCoolJ is trying to reach out to his Mai Campbell. He posted a tweet that was later deleted.

 

Do you think LLCoolJ is serious about getting Maia Campbell some help?

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  1. Tosha

    July 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Wow! This is so sad! I will be praying for this young lady. The guy that told her to pump his gas and recording her is TRASH! The girl clearly needs help! But he found humor in recording her! Why can’t we support each other as black people? Very sad! She will be in my prayers!

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Fix It Jesus! Mo’nique Asks For A Boycott of Netflix After Declining Their Small Offer For Comedy Special

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Mo’nique is shedding light on Hollywood again, but this time the light is a little dim. The Academy Award winner took to Instagram to voice her disappointment in Netflix’s abysmal offer for a comedy special. She claims they offered her $500,000 and that was nowhere near what Amy Schumer was offered.

 

“Hey my loves, I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias. I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, $20 million. Then Amy Schumer went back and renegotiated 2 more million dollars because she said, ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, they’re legends. However, I should get more’ and Netflix agreed.

Still, don’t believe it… take a look at the video for yourself.

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.

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My reaction

Let us not be petty. Mo’nique deserves more than $500,000, honestly. She has proven herself despite being blackballed in Hollywood (allegedly).

Mo’nique isn’t entirely wrong for pushing back against the offer — we do know there is some bias when it comes to women in the industry, and she is a black woman, so she gets it twice as hard.

If it were me, I would’ve taken the money and kept it moving. Let’s be realistic — Netflix isn’t going anywhere, and a boycott won’t be happening for something like this. We aren’t cutting the chord. Plus, Netflix has been offering us some good, quality content lately.

Mo’nique shared the video on Instagram and barely garnered 50,000 views in 5 hours. It took The Shade Room to help it get some attention. Netlix gambled and now Monique is gambling but she has way more to lose.

 

Should Mo’nique have taken the money and minded her business, or does she have a point, even if isn’t very sharp?

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Offset:”I Cannot Vibe With Queers” While Wearing Queer Designers

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Fellow Migos rapper Offset just keeps running into the mess in 2018! The rapper has made headlines for cheating on his fiance of 90 days and now he can add another headline for a verse dropped referring to him not vibing with queers.

He was featured on Boss Life with YFN Lucci. You can hear the song in its entirety below but the “I cannot vibe with queers.” starts at 0:23.

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I will never understand how rappers spew homophobic comments and lyrics like this but continue to wear queer designers and even mention them in their songs. Why even mention you don’t vibe with queers in a song? Cardi B get your man.

Was the verse necessary? Or should we not expect much from someone who records themselves cheating?

 

UPDATE: Offset has now released an apology via Instagram.

 

 

Considering the incident his group Migos had with performing with drag queens during Katy Perry’s SNL performance, I’m not buying it. Not to forget about the group’s comment on ILoveMackonnen the rapper who came out last year. “The world is fucked up. This world is not right.”

 

 

How many more times is the group together and separately going to apologize for homophobic comments like this?

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Singer Seal Reads Fox News, Stacey Dash and Everyone Else

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On Friday, January 12, 2018, singer Seal took to his social media to read Fox News, former video vixen Stacey Dash and every other critic of his January 10th Instagram post. In that post, which Seal re-posted a meme of television mogul Oprah Winfrey with dethroned Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein with the meme reading; “When you have been part of the problem for decades…but suddenly they all think you are the solution”. This came days after Winfrey received her historic Golden Globe honor and gave her much-publicized acceptance speech referencing the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement.

In the wake of his post Seal found himself in a publicity storm with Fox News discussing the merit of his post as well as black Twitter tearing the singer apart, calling him everything from an “Uncle Tom” to a “coon”.

After two days it would seem like Seal had finally had enough and posted a video letting everyone know that he was not attacking Winfrey. In the three-minute video, he refers to Harvey Weinstein as merely the “pig in the picture”. He explains that re-posting the meme was not an attempt to come for Winfrey but rather him calling out the “hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior in Hollywood”.

To further support Seal’s point, in an email obtained from the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild, they stated that the “recent public reports about sexual harassment demonstrate what many of us have long known about the entertainment industry – that discrimination and sexual harassment exists and, in many instances, has been tolerated and/or ignored”.

Seal went on to state that if these Hollywood men looked anything like him they would be facing more than being merely fired. That their firing isn’t real justice for those who have been sexually abused and harassed, these abusers need to be charged.

Before his video ended he addressed Fox New for trying to use him as a pawn against Winfrey and finally coming for the station’s favorite puppet Stacey Dash, advising Dash to keep his name out her mouth and commenting that she can stay living in the Sunken Place.

 

 

Do you agree with Seal?

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