10 Black Celebs You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

10 Black Celebs You Probably Didn’t Know Were Vegan

Veganism, a diet that consists of zero animal products, is everywhere lately. Vegan cookbooks and products are sprouting up all over and even Ben& Jerry’s recently introduced vegan ice cream. Plus, more and more celebs are coming forward as proud vegans.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has followed the diet for 18 years and creditsit as the reason behind his great health and feeling good. And he’s not alone: Mike Tyson and Venus Williams enjoy the completely meat-free and dairy-free diet, too.

Check out such lists of famous black vegans — some of these may surprise you.

Russell Simmons

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The hip-hop mogul hasbeen vegan for nearly two decadesand recently wrote a book on the subject titled The Happy Vegan .

Erykah Badu

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The music legend has beenopen for years about her commitment to living a holistic lifestyle and vegan feeing.

Waka Flocka Flame


The Atlanta rapper recently turned to a vegan diet to help him lose weight.

Venus Williams

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The pro-tennis player went vegan shortly after she was diagnosed withSjgren’s disorder, anautoimmune ailment.

Mike Tyson

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The former boxerclaims he lost over 100 pounds after becoming a vegan.


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Theopenly vegan Wu Tang member said in a video for PETA that he refuses to eat a “dead animal.”



The singer-songwriter was recently in a hilarious vegan cooking video with fellow Atlanta native, Waka Flocka Flame, where he praisedthe benefits of a vegan diet.

Chaka Khan

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The R& B legend credits her 60 -pound weight loss to a strictly vegan diet.


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The music icon is a strict vegan and was even voted “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” by PETA in 2006.

Kimberly Elise

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The actress told PETA she was vegetarian for 10 years before she decided to take on the “full vegan” lifestyle.

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