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Rapping at 44: Jay Z celebrates his birthday by starting a 'plant-based' diet

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Rapper Jay Z is a man who already has everything. So on his 44th birthday he has decided to embark on a new lifestyle. At least for the next 22 days. As USA Today reports on December 4, the multimillionaire is honoring his birthday by being a vegan and Beyonce will be joining him on the diet.

Jay Z said he is exploring his spiritual side by turning to veganism as more of a challenge to himself and a friend of his. He wrong on his Life + Times blog:

"On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!"

The Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur is use to accomplishing his goals and he considers this one pretty easy so far. He continued in his blog:

"This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought..."

Who that friend is remains mysterious, but says the diet just "feels right" and will be posting his progress on his blog and is open for any recommendations on vegan dishes or "great food spots". The challenge will end on Christmas Day and if he likes it, perhaps it will go longer. As for now, Jay Z isn't sure what will happen after Dec. 25.

"I don't know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? we'll see..."

Whatever happens, the Brooklyn born rapper will experience what he calls a "spiritual and physical cleanse."

Happy Birthday Mr. Sean Carter!

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