Jay Z and Beyonce Taking on a Vegan Challenge

Exciting news from Jay Z, the American rapper and entrepreneur!

According to Jay Z’s latest blog post, which was posted yesterday, he and Beyonce are going on a 22 Day Vegan Challenge, at the end of which awaits, perhaps, a new lifestyle!

A good friend who is vegan challenged me

Jay Z
Jay Z on the way to a new path? Photo credit: Steve Vas/ Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

As Jay Z writes in his blog post, it seems that a good friend of his, who is vegan, challenged him a while ago to start his days with a vegan breakfast. Jay Z was surprised at how easy it was, and have now decided to take on a full 22 Day Vegan Challenge.

Vegan vs. plant-based

One of the most surprising parts of Jay Z’s blog post is his distinction between a plant based diet and a vegan lifestyle.  While many people confuse the two and even the media has mistakenly attributed vegan diets to both Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s plant-based, health-related dietary regimes, Jay Z actually acknowledged the difference between the two:

“I don’t know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? We’ll see…”

Apparently his vegan friend has been doing some great work!


Beyonce is joining too!

Beyonce and Jay Z
Jay Z and Beyonce: on the way to become vegan?
Photo credit: Paul Smith/ Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Another part of the exciting news is that his wife, the popular singer and artist, Beyonce, will be joining him on this challenge. We are really hoping that doing this as a couple will help get them both on board – fingers crossed!


Jay Z is asking for your help!

While Jay Z is not sure what awaits him after the challenge, he seems to be open to various possibilities, and he is also asking for support, writing “Any professional vegans out there that have any great food spots please help out! Please ha”. Should we send him our top 40 vegan food blog guides for some inspiration?

You can write on Jay Z’s Facebook wall to show him your support and give him some love and encouragement, or even write a comment directly under his blog post.


As Jay Z promises to update on his progress, we promise to keep checking out his blog for the latest news.

Let’s hope that this plant-based experiment will eventually lead to a full-on vegan lifestyle.  With the combined star power and following of Jay Z and Beyonce, compassion would get some really great exposure!

Cover image: Paul Smith/ Featureflash / Shutterstock.com 

Sivan Pardo Renwick

Founder, Director and Chief Editor of The Vegan Woman

Sivan is the founder, director, and chief editor of The Vegan Woman. As a vegan lifestyle expert and public speaker, Sivan leads interactive workshops and online communities that help men and women make the transition into veganism and plant-based diets an enjoyable and uplifting journey.

Sivan is also a writer and contributor on various vegan-living topics, and has been featured on CNN’s Eatocracy, Vegan Weddings HQ, Vegan Views, Vegan Lifestyle magazine, and other national and international platforms.

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