Will.i.am is one member of the pop/ hip hop outfit, The Black Eyed Peas, as well as an actor and record producer. Real name, William Adams Jr., he
began a vegan lifestyle in his 40s due to a desire to live a healthier life and lose some weight. He also states that concern for the planet and animals
contributed to his inspiration to pursue a vegan lifestyle.
“I’m fighting for a healthier me and a healthier planet. I started realising… urgh, I was eating, like, rotted animal lactate… that came from a freaking cow’s tit? That’s disgusting.”
Since becoming a vegan, Will.i.am has expressed no desire to return to his old meat-eating ways.
“I’m vegan, and I don’t miss steaks. You know what I’m saying? I don’t miss steaks! I don’t miss steaks, I don’t miss chicken, I don’t miss fish. I’m vegan.”
Speaking of his lifestyle prior to becoming a vegan,
Will.i.am said in an Instagram video, “For many years I would go to sleep and wake up tired, and that’s ’cause my body was processing god knows what type of crazy wicked sh*t that was approved.”
William also endorses a veganism in his lyrics. In the Black Eyed Peas track, “Vibration Pt. 1 Pt. 2”, William raps: “You eat the yellowtail, I’m a eat the plant-based I ain’t chewing on no food, with two eyes and a face.”