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
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.
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.