Russell Simmons, Mýa & Waka Flocka Flame Participate in Vegan Roundtable [VIDEO]
In an exclusive chat with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), vegan celebrities Russell Simmons, Mýa and Waka Flocka Flame shared a meal at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles and discussed all things vegan.
During the roundtable, all three shared their reasons for adopting a vegan lifestyle, while munching on kale Caesar salad, artichoke oysters, spicy meatball pizza, scaloppine Parmesan, and more.
For Waka, his journey into veganism began because he was “fat,” and he “just got tired of it.” After losing about 33-34 pounds in two weeks on a detox diet, the rapper states:
“I got on stage I felt better, my attitude was better, like everything about me was better. I was more acceptive to everybody…I might as well eat like this…now I’m like a toothpick with dreads.”
For Simmons, who has been vegan for almost 20 years, the initial choice was focused on animal mistreatment:
“It’s the 100 billion animals that I worry about, you know when I think about the animal part…They do that without any regard for the life of the animal at all, at all.”
All three agree that they can no longer consume animals because “you see the process, not just whats in your plate.”
Mýa originally adopted the diet as a “willpower challenge” after trying both vegetarian and pescatarian diets. After the singer/songwriter began “seeking knowledge,” she was:
“Awakened to things that my parents didn’t know. I was raised on dairy, I was raised on pork…steak, chicken, everything. And everyone in my family pretty much of the older generation has diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer. My mother is a two-time survivor.”
Now, Mýa states that she can no longer “turn back” as veganism is a “lifetime commitment.”
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