Jermaine Dupri explains why he’s been a vegan for the past 12 years
In Jermaine Dupri’s battle of man versus food, he’s claiming victory for becoming a vegan and making life-changing dietary choices.
In Jermaine Dupri’s battle of man versus food, he’s claiming victory for becoming a vegan and making life-changing dietary choices the hit-maker reveals in a new PETA ad.
In the ad Dupree is amped up, holding radishes as if they actually taste good and talking turkey about his surprising journey into veganism.
“My vegan story started when I went on a master cleanse for 25 days,” the award-winning producer said in a video accompanying his ad.
“The energy and the way I felt, I was trying to figure out at that point how I can keep that same feeling and people told me to go vegan. I just went fully into the vegan lifestyle and here I am 12 years later.”
It makes you think if Janet Jackson, Dupri’s ex, had a hand in helping him crossover to the meatless side.
If you do the math, 12 years ago is right about the time Dupri was dating the legendary singer, who is a known vegan who adopted the meatless, a plant-based diet intermittently since childhood. In fact, last year, Jackson celebrated the last stop of her “State of the World” tour with a vegan meal at STK Atlanta restaurant – with Dupree.
Dupri is apparently fully invested in vegan life and on another note, word is he still keeps up with Jackson too since the two are “best friends.”
All the Right Reasons
Dupri said for him, the switch is not just about protecting the animals. After adopting the vegan lifestyle he said he found that he was more energized.
“I feel like anybody that has a problem with their energy level being right—tired all the time—you can definitely feel the difference,” he said. “A vegan lifestyle puts you on that track to just be healthy. That’s the lifestyle that you have to take on.”
“The vegan lifestyle to me is the best lifestyle,” Dupri said. “I wanna get the world into it.”
Check out his video with PETA below: