MAIA CAMPBELL TALKS ABOUT GETTING HER LIFE BACK ON TRACK
Feb 2012 02

 

Remember Maia Campbell who played Tiffany on the late 90s sitcom “In the House”?

We know so many people have probably say the videos that surfaced that didn’t put her in the best light.   In one video she  seemed to be intoxicated and drugged up while sitting in a Monte Carlo, yelling obscenities at men filming her.  The video promoted a ‘Pray4Maya’ trending topic on twitter and shortly afterward, there were rumors that she had checked into rehab. Shortly after, another video of Maia exhibiting “drug-addicted like” tendencies surfaced a year later, followed by a mug shot and it looked as if she feel into roughed and troubled time.

What’s going on in her life.

I have a lot of support; I have a lot of people in my corner. My number one is God. I’ve been sober for two years, and a lot of people can’t say that. I’m timid, shy and broken a little bit by some of the responses [online], but then again so much support from the people saying “No! She’s none of that.” Real friends stepping up … And just showing me who the real people were in my life. It helped me find myself and find out that there’s a real true artist inside of me–that no matter what obstacles may come, he’s not going to let you fall, and he’s not going to let you down.

I started ministering to myself and looking at my heart … Finding my voice … And it just made me stronger. If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger. Like Drake says, “It’s far from over…” I listened to the music that people were making, and it kept inspiring me. I started making music, and I just stepped out on a limb. My mom died … So much has happened. I miss people in my life. I miss LL [Cool J]. Debbie Allen came back to the community … And for once so many miracles. I swear so many miracles!


On the state of her career and the youtube videos that surfaced:

I went on to do movies, and nobody talked about it, and that hurt me. I did a movie called ‘Rim Shop’ after Katrina had happened in New Orleans. We went down there, and that place looked a mess, seriously. We shot a film out there just to help those people, to bring revenue in and just show our support to their situation. Then, I did a gospel kind of Tyler Perry play called ‘Friends and Lovers’ with the girl who was on X-Factor–This girl named Stacy Francis. Shout out to her!

I did some things. I’m trying to reach out to Tyler Perry about one of the mom’s latest novels. She was nominated for a Noble Peace Prize for literature. [It’s called 72-Hour Hold] it was a story about her and my relationship, and I wish that Halle Berry would pick it up and read it if you’re listening. I would love for her to play the lead character.

There are so many goals and dreams that God has put in my heart while I’m sitting here sober. And I’m not doing the things I use to do. The way they attacked me on the Internet–it was BS. These guys said they were going to shoot a video for my music. I was trying to work independently–and I’m not saying that I was clear headed to believe them, but I was not doing what the heck they said I was doing. They blasted me with the words they put on the screen and just made everybody look at me another way. And I’m like, “That’s really messed up if anybody believes that!” But a lot of people didn’t. And they knew that and came to my rescue and said, “Let’s just get you all the way right.”

On how she became a survivor
I just want to thank the people that came to my rescue to support me about it. I went to Spelman, but a lot of HBCUs named a month after my mom for mental health month because she supported the mental health … Her book was about a girl with a bi-polar mental health issues and her relationship with her mom. It was kind of a bougie little girl that was prive to every freakin’ thing, raised up in The Hills and just had it like that. Nobody took the time to deal with her psychologically. And that’s what ’72-Hour Hold’ is about. That’s the next project that I want to basically get out to producers and Tyler Perry to see if anybody is interested in pushing it.

I want to attach myself to anything-–reality shows, movies–but positive characters. I don’t want to play the crazy girl like, ”Craig, Craig let me borrow your VCR!” It’s too much of that in life, and we got kids out there … I wish they would take that type of stuff off the Internet because the kids have to go to school and deal with reality of that, and it makes it hard for them to learn.

LETOYA LUCKETT RELEASES DOCU-SERIES ‘LIVE, LOVE & MUSIC’ – WATCH FIRST EPISODE
Feb 2012 02

R&B star LeToya Luckett released the first episode of her docu-series Live, Love & Music. The docu-series will show LeToya working on her third solo album and other projects she’s working on. In the very first installment, she takes viewers along with her to Vegas where she is preparing for the release of her third album.

Accompanying her throughout her journey is one of Letoya’s closet friends, Miss Diddy – who makes sure she is on time for a press event for her upcoming film ‘From The Rough’ featuring Taraji P. Henson. She then gets back in the booth to work on more tracks in hopes to complete her album.

Read more: Letoya Luckett Premieres New Webseries: ‘Life, Love And Music’ Episode 1 | Necole Bitchie.com

NICKI MINAJ’S ‘STUPID HOE’ PRODUCER REACTS TO BET BAN
Feb 2012 02

In other news, according to TMZ.com, BET has banned Nicki Minaj’s new video for her single “Stupid Hoe.” A rep from BET would not specify exactly why the network pulled the video, but said that they will not be broadcasting it.
Sources at the company said that the video is too explicit for TV.
The song’s producer, First Born, was interviewed on True Magazine yesterday when he was asked about BET’s decision not to air the video.
Born, who also produced Nicki’s smash “Super Bass,” had some pretty benign comments:

“Honestly, you know, I know the people at BET—they keep it a pretty tight lane on what they want their viewers to see and hear. So, as far as that’s concerned, you know, I don’t really have anything to say as far as what they do.”

Even though he understood BET’s decision, he still felt like artists should have the right to do what they like.

“I feel like artist should also be able to say, and have the freedom to express what they need to express. At the same time, you know, it’s about a branding thing so I’m sure they know what they’re doing as far as their brand. And I know Nicki is going to continue to be the great artist that she is, and she is going to continue to push the envelope. I like to see artists stretch themselves. So we’ll see what happens in the future, but I know this is not the only video Nicki Minaj is going to do.”

IAA NEW MUSIC: ESPERANZA SPALDING – ‘ BLACK GOLD ‘
Feb 2012 02

Best New Artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding releases her latest hit “Black Gold,” the first single from her upcoming album, Radio Music Society. Take a listen and tell us what you think !