10 Black Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were Vegan

From Prince to Russell Simmons, these stars are vegan and proud.

Veganism, a diet that consists of zero animal products, is everywhere lately. Vegan cookbooks and products are sprouting up all over and even Ben & Jerry's recently introduced vegan ice cream. Plus, more and more celebs are coming forward as proud vegans.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has followed the diet for 18 years and credits it as the reason behind his great health and feeling good. And he's not alone: Mike Tyson and Venus Williams enjoy the completely meat-free and dairy-free diet, too.

Check out this list of famous black vegans -- some of these may surprise you.

Russell Simmons
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The hip-hop mogul has been vegan for nearly two decades and recently wrote a book on the subject titled The Happy Vegan.
Erykah Badu
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The music legend has been open for years about her commitment to living a holistic lifestyle and vegan eating.
Waka Flocka Flame
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The Atlanta rapper recently turned to a vegan diet to help him lose weight.
Venus Williams
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The pro-tennis player went vegan shortly after she was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder .
Mike Tyson
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The former boxer claims he lost over 100 pounds after becoming a vegan.
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The openly vegan Wu Tang member said in a video for PETA that he refuses to eat a "dead animal."
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The singer-songwriter was recently in a hilarious vegan cooking video with fellow Atlanta native Waka Flocka Flame, where he praised the benefits of a vegan diet.
Chaka Khan
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The R&B legend credits her 60-pound weight loss to a strictly vegan diet.
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The music icon is a strict vegan and was even voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETA in 2006.
Kimberly Elise
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The actress told PETA she was vegetarian for 10 years before she decided to take on the "full vegan" lifestyle.
Bill Clinton

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