Call It ‘The Beyoncé Effect’: Hip-Hop Goes Vegan

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

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.

And Pleasure has been busy encouraging his fans to follow suit:

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:

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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