Bootsy Collins and Al Sharpton Have a Funky Time in the Penthouse: June 29

Bootsy Collins & Al Sharpton bring the funk to the Penthouse

We Want Bootsy! - Funk legend Bootsy Collins hits the stage to perform his classic ?Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby,? much to the delight of The Mo?Nique Show audience.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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We Want Bootsy! - Funk legend Bootsy Collins hits the stage to perform his classic “Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby,” much to the delight of The Mo’Nique Show audience.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

From Nothing to Something - For Collins, the funk is making something out of nothing. ?That?s what we?ve been doing our whole lives. The other man don?t really know how to do that?don?t really understand that", says Collins.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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From Nothing to Something - For Collins, the funk is making something out of nothing. “That’s what we’ve been doing our whole lives. The other man don’t really know how to do that—don’t really understand that", says Collins.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Showing Much Props - Collins made sure to pay respect to Mo?Nique for all that she has accomplished. As he put it, ?A lot of people just don?t realize how deep it is to come up in this world, this business world. Especially men have a problem, but for women it?s like ridiculously stupid. And for you [Mo?Nique] to have made what you made for yourself, this is who we should be giving it up too?.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Showing Much Props - Collins made sure to pay respect to Mo’Nique for all that she has accomplished. As he put it, “A lot of people just don’t realize how deep it is to come up in this world, this business world. Especially men have a problem, but for women it’s like ridiculously stupid. And for you [Mo’Nique] to have made what you made for yourself, this is who we should be giving it up too”.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Gift Fit for a Queen - As a token of his appreciation, Collins presented Mo?Nique with his Warwick edition bass, complete with his signature and well wishes.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Gift Fit for a Queen - As a token of his appreciation, Collins presented Mo’Nique with his Warwick edition bass, complete with his signature and well wishes.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

The Message - The guitar reads, ?To my homegrown girl Queen Mo'nique Best and All Love Bootsy?s Foundation.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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The Message - The guitar reads, “To my homegrown girl Queen Mo'nique Best and All Love Bootsy’s Foundation.” (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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How the Funk Came to be - Initially Bootsie wanted to play guitar with his brother, but switched to the bass because his brother didn?t need another guitar player at the time. He took the guitar, which he already had, modified it and used it as his bass. ?I played that bass all the way up until I got with James Brown,? he says.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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How the Funk Came to be - Initially Bootsie wanted to play guitar with his brother, but switched to the bass because his brother didn’t need another guitar player at the time. He took the guitar, which he already had, modified it and used it as his bass. “I played that bass all the way up until I got with James Brown,” he says.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Specializing in Civil Rights & Weddings - Little known fact: Al Sharpton performed the wedding ceremony for Mo?Nique and her husband.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Specializing in Civil Rights & Weddings - Little known fact: Al Sharpton performed the wedding ceremony for Mo’Nique and her husband.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

20 Years Going Strong - Sharpton's organization, the National Action Network, is currently celebrating its 20th year anniversary. The aim of the organization is to fight for social injustice. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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20 Years Going Strong - Sharpton's organization, the National Action Network, is currently celebrating its 20th year anniversary. The aim of the organization is to fight for social injustice. (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Still the Man - Collins and Sharpton both collaborated with James Brown in the past. Sharpton makes an appearance on Collins? new CD in a song eulogizing the soul legend called ?JB-Still the Man.? (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Still the Man - Collins and Sharpton both collaborated with James Brown in the past. Sharpton makes an appearance on Collins’ new CD in a song eulogizing the soul legend called “JB-Still the Man.” (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Trademark Style - Little known fact: Sharpton?s trademark hairstyle was the result of a trip to Georgia with James Brown. Brown requested the hairstylist make Sharpton?s hair like his before they left for the White House. Brown made Sharpton a promise that he would continue to get his hair styled like that for as long as Brown lived.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Trademark Style - Little known fact: Sharpton’s trademark hairstyle was the result of a trip to Georgia with James Brown. Brown requested the hairstylist make Sharpton’s hair like his before they left for the White House. Brown made Sharpton a promise that he would continue to get his hair styled like that for as long as Brown lived.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Award?Winning Moment - One of Sharpton?s favorite moments was when Mo?Nique won an Academy Award for her role in the film Precious. ?It proved that every Black woman that had been battered and bruised could rise above it. You won for all of us and it means a lot to us," he said.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Award–Winning Moment - One of Sharpton’s favorite moments was when Mo’Nique won an Academy Award for her role in the film Precious. “It proved that every Black woman that had been battered and bruised could rise above it. You won for all of us and it means a lot to us," he said.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Continued Inspiration - It was James Brown who continued to encourage Sharpton to fight for those that no one else fights for. ?So I wasn?t relating to the folk in the hood?I was in the hood,? explained Sharpton.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Continued Inspiration - It was James Brown who continued to encourage Sharpton to fight for those that no one else fights for. “So I wasn’t relating to the folk in the hood—I was in the hood,” explained Sharpton.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

The Capital of Funk - Bootsy?s latest album is called The Funk Capital of the World. ?'The Funk Capital of the World' is my musical biography,? he says,  "It tells people where I got my funk from, who I looked up too, who inspired me.?  (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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The Capital of Funk - Bootsy’s latest album is called The Funk Capital of the World. “'The Funk Capital of the World' is my musical biography,” he says,  "It tells people where I got my funk from, who I looked up too, who inspired me.”  (Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Pumping a Classic - Collins finishes the show with his 70's classic ?I?d Rather Be With You.?(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Pumping a Classic - Collins finishes the show with his 70's classic “I’d Rather Be With You.”(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

Farewell to Another Great Episode! - From left: Bootsy Collins, Mo'Nique, Al Sharpton and Rodney Perry.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)

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Farewell to Another Great Episode! - From left: Bootsy Collins, Mo'Nique, Al Sharpton and Rodney Perry.(Photo: Darnell Williams/BET)