9 Famous Vegan BIPOCs

Today we’re sharing a roundup of BIPOC celebs who chose to eat a plant-based diet. BIPOC is an acronym to represent Black, Indigeneous, and people of color.

While some celebs are more extreme than others, any effort to reduce meat and dairy consumption is impactful, especially when you’re a celeb role model that millions of people admire!

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will.i.am
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The Black Eyed Peas rapper went vegan in 2018 as an attempt to improve his health issues. Soon after, he lost weight, lowered his blood pressure, and improved his skin and breathing quality. Will.i.am is also outspoken about his environmental concerns, touting technology as the clear answer. The Scream and Shout singer has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in teaching technology to disadvantaged youth for this reason.
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Will Smith
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Will Smith considers himself a “baby vegan” - loosely following a vegetarian lifestyle. Jaden Smith takes after his father––just last year, he launched a free vegan food truck for the homeless in L.A.’s Skid Row neighborhood. This entertainment powerhouse of a family is goals.
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Ne-Yo
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One of the best songwriters of the current generation, Ne-Yo has also been known to follow a vegan diet. The Because of You singer has tendonitis, which makes it hard for him to walk, and credits a healthy vegan diet for alleviating this health issue.
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Jay-Z
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Jay-Z eats two plant-based meals a day, his and Beyoncé’s personal trainer and business partner, Marco Borges, told the New York Times. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Borges all invested in 22 Days Nutrition, a food company that promotes plant-based eating through their Greenprint Project contest on Instagram where the winner gets free Beyoncé and Jay-Z tickets for life. A lifetime of entertainment from this vegan power couple? Sign us up.
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Beyoncé
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Queen B calls it “Vegan Time” when she follows her strict exercise and plant-based eating regime to prep for a big event (speaking of big events, did you know she had over 20 costume changes for Black is King?). This is exactly what the celeb did to get in fighting shape for her iconic 2018 Coachella performance and the performer has been singing the diet’s praises ever since. This A-List celeb has vowed to reduce her consumption of animal products by eating plant-based breakfasts on a regular basis and observing Meatless Mondays.
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Drake
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Did you know Drake has been a vegan since 2018? The Canadian celeb is so hardcore, in fact, that he even uses a special vegan charcoal toothpaste! Supposedly inspired by Beyoncé’s advocacy for veganism, Drake’s lifestyle shift has been celebrated by PETA and fans all over the globe. PETA has called him out for some of his partnerships since he decided to cut out meat.
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Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle is a royal celeb who follows a vegan diet most of the time and even has Prince Harry and baby Archie going meat-free. Markle went so far as to make sure baby Archie’s nursery decor was vegan––even down to the paint. We’re hurting for her after she suffered a miscarriage last month.
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Serena Williams
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A champion on the court, Serena Williams is also a champion for animal rights. Not letting her diet restrictions slow her down, Williams has won the US Tennis Open three times since going vegan. The celeb athlete occasionally strays from her super strict diet, though, calling herself a “chegan,” because she sometimes cheats with chicken or fish.
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Vanessa Williams
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Vanessa Williams and her entire family are vegan. The singer/actress says that she had vegan pregnancies and that her children have never eaten meat. This is fitting since she is well known for singing Colors of the Wind, the hit song from the Disney movie Pocahontas, praising the beauty of nature and animals.

 

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