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Beyoncé and Jay Z Go Vegan—but Will It Last?

In addition to Beyoncé’s surprise new album debut, music’s power couple recently set the gossip pages abuzz by announcing that for 22 days, Beyoncé and Jay Z will go vegan for what Jay Z is calling “a spiritual and physical cleanse.” He explains, “This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a ‘plant-based breakfast’ every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought.”

Could that “good friend and vegan” be the notoriously outspoken vegan hip-hop mogul and longtime PETA supporter Russell Simmons? Or could it be fellow rappers Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Usher, who have all reportedly gone vegan? Nope! It turns out that it’s Jay Z’s nutrition coach and chef, Marco Borges, who reports that Beyoncé and Jay Z are loving eating vegan. “They feel great. Energy levels, everything,” he says.

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Unfortunately, Beyoncé has already caused a stir by reportedly wearing a cowhide shirt into popular vegan L.A. establishments like Chef Tal Ronnen‘s Crossroads restaurant. But who knows? Maybe being kind to animals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner will inspire Beyoncé to cleanse her closet of cruelty, too.

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And maybe once “Jay-Bey” discover that eating vegan is easy and delicious, they just might decide to leave meat, eggs, and dairy products off their plates for good.

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