Call It ‘The Beyoncé Effect’: Hip-Hop Goes Vegan
Jermaine Dupri and Pleasure Ellis have joined the ranks of Russell Simmons, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), André 3000, Masta Killa, cleanse fans Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and many other members of the hip-hop community who have fallen for plant foods. Jermaine, who quietly went vegan a few years ago, has been filling up Instagram with pictures of tasty vegan dishes, such as “chicken” nuggets, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, spicy kale salad, and zucchini cornbread.
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) February 28, 2014
And Pleasure has been busy encouraging his fans to follow suit:
I became a Vegan after @MCHammer showed me a book called the china study! That book changed my life. Plant base life style in key
— Pleasure Ellis (@PleasureEllis) March 5, 2014
In other celebrity news:
- There must be 50 ways to leave meat off your plate: Paul Simon has been flesh-free since the ’70s, as he recounted to Victory Hour in a charming anecdote about how the lifelong Yankees fan turned down George Steinbrenner’s chicken.
- Saving Mr. Banks actor Victoria Summer is also saving more than 100 animals a year:
- Actor, musician, and master vegan chef Jared Leto has found the perfect place to keep his Oscar: in the kitchen, of course, “guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn.”
- And it’s been nearly eight months since Blackfish opened in theaters, but people still can’t stop talking about it:
— Victoria Summer (@VictoriaSummer) March 2, 2014
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) February 28, 2014
— Stevie Ryan (@StevieRyan) February 28, 2014
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) February 27, 2014
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) March 4, 2014
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) March 4, 2014
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