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Rapper Drake confirmed he is vegetarian during a live stream on social media platform Twitch this week.

Almost 650,000 people tuned in to watch the musician – who is also a keen gamer – battle popular Twitch personality Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, in the platform’s most-watched bout ever.

During the stream, while the players were talking about food, Drake confirmed he is meat-free, saying: “Chicken and pineapple on pizza could work – but I don’t eat meat anymore.”

Plant-based?

The confirmation follows speculation over Drake’s dietary status after he posted a joke on Instagram last week suggesting he had dropped animal products.

The star, who has come under fire from animal rights charity PETA in the past, after teaming up with fur company Canada Goose, posted a photo of him and a friend in an argument, with the caption: “If two vegans are angry at each other…is it beef?”

The joke prompted speculation over whether he had ditched animals products – and whether it was a result of his friend Beyonce following a plant-based diet as part of her prep for music festival Coachella.

Drake neither confirmed nor denied the rumor at the time.

Maria Chiorando

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.