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Waka Flocka Denies Ditching Plant Based Diet Saying ‘I’m No Poster Child’

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An interview published earlier this week revealed that musician Waka Flocka Flame is ‘no longer vegan‘.

During the interview with Paper magazine, the musician – born Juaquin James Malphurs – accused vegans of being ‘like the f**cking cops’.

He was asked if he was still a vegan, to which he replied: “Nah, I dropped the vegan card.”

The musician first adopted a plant-based diet to deal health issues – using it to lose a substantial amount of weight.

The musician spoke about being plant-based in this video

Poster child

But speaking to celebrity news outlet TMZ, the star changed his message.

When the interviewer asks if he’s ‘retired from the vegan game’ Flame answers: “Nah, I didn’t retire.

“What it is, I don’t want to be no poster child. Don’t credit me for sh*t that I don’t understand.

“It was more of a tool to get money – it was more of a self-empowerment, more of being able to say, ‘hey, I’m better than you because I’m vegan’ – and I’m not like that.”

He added that he’s ‘not the vegan they want me to be’ – a sentiment he then echoed on Twitter.

Too far

According to Waka Flocka Flame, ‘[veganism] has gone too far’- he reiterated a point from the Paper interview, where he said not eating honey was too extreme.

He said the plant-based diet is ‘extremely healthy’ and added: “I’m not going to go and eat a T-bone steak – f*ck no.”

He said he was distancing himself from the whole movement – again referring to vegans as being like cops – and said he calls himself a conscious eater now.

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