Cardi B Asks Her 20 Million Fans for Advice On How to Go Vegan

|Updated Dec 15, 2021
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Cardi B is looking to take on a vegan diet and hopes her fans can help her along the way. Following stomach health complications, the Grammy Award-winning rapper tweeted that she wanted to cut meat out of her diet, but finds it difficult to find the best alternative. “I want to go vegan but I love meat,” Cardi B tweeted. “Are vegan meat replacements similar to meat in taste or not really?”

Her fans and leading vegan companies came to the rescue, suggesting plant-based alternatives that would improve her health. Plant-based giants including Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat responded to Cardi B’s tweet after tons of fans pointed to the iconic plant-based proteins. Following the immense number of suggestions, the celebrity responded with another tweet about her motivation behind dropping meat and dairy.

“I had a stomach virus not so long ago and I feel like my digestive system haven’t [sic] been the same,” Cardi B tweeted. “I been [sic] drinking probiotics and I don’t see a change much. I be lookin [sic] at raw food pages a lot  but that will be a huge change for me to do that.”

While Cardi B revealed that she wanted to improve her health, the tweet sparked a debate between vegan and non-vegan eaters. Some people argued against plant-based meat as a healthier alternative whereas others enthusiastically encouraged the star to drop meat and try plant-based alternatives.

Some people argued against Cardi B’s plant-based journal, but research indicates that her vegan diet could help curb some of her health concerns. A recent study from Nature Metabolism found that switching to plant-based foods can improve gut health and help lead to a longer life in contrast to animal-based foods. The study analyzed 9,000 people’s microbiomes in relation to their diets, concluding that a plant-based diet is more likely to improve gut health and “good” bacteria within the microbiome.

The superstar’s vegan journey can be easier than many people think. A study published in Foods found that people only need to swap five meals for plant-based alternatives a week to improve gut bacteria. By introducing some plant-based foods into meat-heavy diets, people can see surprisingly positive effects in only four weeks. The study shows that for flexitarian or plant-curious consumers like Cardi B, plant-based eating can be more accessible and less intimidating.

Cardi B’s interest in vegan foods is nothing new: The celebrity recently launched a dairy-free, vodka-infused beverage ahead of the holiday season. Whipshots, created in partnership with Starco Brands, launched a line of vegan whipped cream-based shooters for the holiday season. The shelf-stable holiday shots will be available in three flavors including Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha, and three sizes including 50ml, 200ml, and 375ml.

“Whipshots is poised to change the market and give consumers something new, exciting, and delicious in the alcohol sector,” Starco Brands CEO Ross Sklar said in a statement. “By partnering with Cardi, we are creating a party in a can—bringing to life a juxtaposition of luxury and fun in a groundbreaking product with unmatched taste. This is a huge moment for Starco Brands, and we can’t wait for everyone to experience Whipshots.”

The star revealed the first selection of the vegan shots in early December, and the Whipshot bottles sold out within minutes. The company and Cardi B announced that there will be more Whipshots available every day in December. The celebrity’s website also features several recipes that feature the Whipshots including her Naughty or Nice recipes calling for Heering Cherry Pink Liqueur, lemon juice, Aztec chocolate bitters, and cognac.

“I’m so excited to join Starco Brands with this incredible opportunity,” Cardi B said in a statement. “Whipshots matches my style—over the top, sexy, unique. Together we’re completely innovating whipped cream and giving it an extra pop. Whipshots is Cardi in a can.”

The Surprising Reasons these Five Country Singers Went Meat-Free

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1. Carrie Underwood Loved Her Family's Farm Animals

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood has been hailed for her “enormous” vocal range. When it comes to her diet, Underwood’s a fan of breakfast burritos and lots of tofu. She doesn’t shy away from the carbs, either. According to Cheat Sheet, one of her favorite snacks is a toasted English muffin with peanut butter.

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2. Blake Shelton Wants to Keep Up With His Older Girlfriend

Singer, songwriter, and “The Voice” coach, Blake Shelton, 43, has been working to stay fit recently with help from his long-time love, Gwen Stefani, who is a vegetarian and told him to get off the meat if he wants to feel fitter and lose some weight. Shelton has been trying to keep up with Stefani's impressive fitness level, according to an interview Stefani gave this fall. The former No Doubt singer and Hollaback girl is a longtime vegetarian, eats a mostly vegan diet, and is super fit-- and at 50, looks younger than her years. A source told Gossipcop, “Gwen’s told him the way to lose it is to stay the hell away from meat and bad carbs.” We're rooting for him!

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3. Shania Twain Has the Key to Gorgeous Skin

The best-selling female country music singer in history isn’t buying any expensive steak dinners after a performance. The “Queen of Country Pop” has sold more than 100 million records but says she keeps her meat-free diet simple. She is both vegetarian and eats very little dairy -- though at times has said she does eat eggs.


4. Annette Conlon, Folk Artist with a Passion

Americana singer and songwriter Annette Conlon is also a passionate vegan. She started “The Compassionette Tour,” in an effort to bring compassion, social consciousness, human interaction, and animal issues to a mainstream audience.

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5. Johnny Cash, Walked the Vegan Line Late in Life

The Man in Black is synonymous with country music, even nearly two decades after his death (1932-2003), probably in part because of the biopic about his life starring vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix. Ask any die-hard country music fan (or your dad, for that matter) and they will tell you that Johnny Cash was one of the best-selling musicians of all-time. His scores of hits include “I Walk the Line” and "Hurt" "A Boy Named Sue" and dozens of others. Cash himself was believed to have lived meat-free later in life to help combat some health issues. At Johnny Cash’s Kitchen and Saloon in Nashville, you can also load up on the meat-free dishes as the restaurant boasts a fully stacked veggie menu that includes greens, sweet potato mash, and fried okra.