Jay Z Goes Vegan for 44th Birthday

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Most people celebrate their birthday by having a party or buying themselves a nice gift.

But Jay Z isn’t most people.

The rapper and entrepreneur has decided to embrace a vegan diet starting Tuesday, a day before his 44th birthday, and ending on Christmas. His self-proclaimed “22-day challenge” is based on a theory that it takes people 21 days to “make or a break a habit,” he said on his Life + Times blog.

Hova’s wife, Beyonce, will be joining him on the “plant-based” diet, which was apparently inspired by a good friend.

“Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day…It just feels right!”

No word yet on what happens after Christmas, but we certainly wish Mr. and Mrs. Carter well!

Your Turn: Are you vegan or have you ever tried a plant-based diet? Let us know in the comments!