Raphael Saadiq Rocks the Penthouse: June 9

Raphael Saadiq Rocks the Penthouse!

Fellow Queen of Comedy - Mo'Nique welcomes Wanda Sykes to the Penthouse! Sykes discusses everything from her family life to what led her to pursue comedy. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Fellow Queen of Comedy - Mo'Nique welcomes Wanda Sykes to the Penthouse! Sykes discusses everything from her family life to what led her to pursue comedy. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

From G-Woman to Comedian - Prior to pursuing comedy, Sykes worked at the National Security agency. As she puts it, ?It?s a good government job, but I [would] come here everyday, I go home, I drink, I get up in the morning, go to work, come home, drink more.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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From G-Woman to Comedian - Prior to pursuing comedy, Sykes worked at the National Security agency. As she puts it, ?It?s a good government job, but I [would] come here everyday, I go home, I drink, I get up in the morning, go to work, come home, drink more.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Being Herself - During the conversation, Sykes discussed her sexuality and how she felt being gay is harder than being Black. ?I never had to sit my family down and tell them that I was Black?, she said, referencing a segment on her HBO special I?ma Be Me.   (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Being Herself - During the conversation, Sykes discussed her sexuality and how she felt being gay is harder than being Black. ?I never had to sit my family down and tell them that I was Black?, she said, referencing a segment on her HBO special I?ma Be Me.   (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

The Reunion - Mo?Nique is reunited with her Parkers co-star Dorien Wilson. Wilson played Professor Oglevee on the show. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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The Reunion - Mo?Nique is reunited with her Parkers co-star Dorien Wilson. Wilson played Professor Oglevee on the show. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Unring the Alarm - Currently Wilson is starring in a one-man show called Unringing the Bell. About the title, he explains, ?once a bell has been rung, you cannot unring it. If something happens to you in your life, you have to accept it, release it, let it go and just move on.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Unring the Alarm - Currently Wilson is starring in a one-man show called Unringing the Bell. About the title, he explains, ?once a bell has been rung, you cannot unring it. If something happens to you in your life, you have to accept it, release it, let it go and just move on.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Embracing Sobriety - Wilson also took a moment to discuss his alcoholism and the strength that it took to overcome it.  His need for change came from wanting to "wake up not feel like this and get things done and be productive." He has been sober for five months.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Embracing Sobriety - Wilson also took a moment to discuss his alcoholism and the strength that it took to overcome it.  His need for change came from wanting to "wake up not feel like this and get things done and be productive." He has been sober for five months.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

It's the S-A-Doubled-D-I-Q - Award-winning singer Raphael Saadiq hits the stage to perform his songs "Stone Rollin'" and "Good Man." (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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It's the S-A-Doubled-D-I-Q - Award-winning singer Raphael Saadiq hits the stage to perform his songs "Stone Rollin'" and "Good Man." (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

"Feels Good" - Many old school R&B fans remember Raphael Saadiq best as the frontman for the group Tony! Toni! Tone! (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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"Feels Good" - Many old school R&B fans remember Raphael Saadiq best as the frontman for the group Tony! Toni! Tone! (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Road to Greatness - Saadiq got his start playing for Sheila E.'s band when they went on tour with Prince.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Road to Greatness - Saadiq got his start playing for Sheila E.'s band when they went on tour with Prince.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

All By Myself - Saadiq admits it wasn't very hard transitioning into a solo career. His first solo performance was in Chicago and he admits he was "shaking the whole first two songs." (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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All By Myself - Saadiq admits it wasn't very hard transitioning into a solo career. His first solo performance was in Chicago and he admits he was "shaking the whole first two songs." (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Before He Was Raphael - Little known fact: Saadiq's real name is Charles Ray Wiggins. He is named after his father and his grandfather. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Before He Was Raphael - Little known fact: Saadiq's real name is Charles Ray Wiggins. He is named after his father and his grandfather. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Son of Soul - Mo'Nique's favorite Tony! Toni! Tone! song: "Anniversary," from the album Sons of Soul.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Son of Soul - Mo'Nique's favorite Tony! Toni! Tone! song: "Anniversary," from the album Sons of Soul.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

What's Your Name? - Little known fact: Raphael got his name from a co-worker who he used to work with at UPS. His co-worker originally used the name, but Raphael decided to use it one day when he was online and was asked to give his name. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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What's Your Name? - Little known fact: Raphael got his name from a co-worker who he used to work with at UPS. His co-worker originally used the name, but Raphael decided to use it one day when he was online and was asked to give his name. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Dice on the Table? - Saadiq chose the album title Stone Rollin' because he's always taking chances with his music and that he was "throwin' the dice on the table."(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Dice on the Table? - Saadiq chose the album title Stone Rollin' because he's always taking chances with his music and that he was "throwin' the dice on the table."(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Still Rollin' Hard - Saadiq's latest album Stone Rollin' is in stores now! (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Still Rollin' Hard - Saadiq's latest album Stone Rollin' is in stores now! (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Farewell to Another Great Episode! - From left: Rodney Perry, Wanda Sykes, Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson and Raphael Saadiq. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Farewell to Another Great Episode! - From left: Rodney Perry, Wanda Sykes, Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson and Raphael Saadiq. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)