Will.i.am Says Nobody Needs to Eat Decaying Flesh

The musician spoke candidly about veganism with HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington. 


Vegan musician William James Adams (known professionally as “will.i.am”) explained his passion for the vegan lifestyle to HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington on a recent episode of her podcast, Thrive Global. “You don’t need the meat, you don’t need to have decaying flesh in your body,” Adams said. “The more I think about it, I was like, ‘Ew.’ […] I had death in me. Decayed flesh and crazy chemicals I can’t pronounce. You wouldn’t put that [expletive] in your car.” Adams eschewed animal products in January and created what he calls the “V.Gang”—or, according to the musician, “a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and [conscious] living.” Since his transition, Adams has credited his plant-based diet for helping him manage a number of health issues, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a month-and-a-half long bout of bronchitis.

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