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Usher is a meat-eating vegan

Usher is a meat-eating vegan

Usher has claimed he's a "full-on vegan"- but he still eats chicken and beef.

The 'Yeah!' hitmaker first decided to eliminate animal products from his diet five years ago because his nine-year-old son Usher Raymond V is a self-proclaimed vegetarian, but it seems he's having a little trouble staying away from his favourite snacks as he's recently been shovelling down meat on a daily basis.

Speaking to James Corden as part of his 'Carpool Karaoke' segment, he said: "I've been trying to stay away from meat...I had some really thin sliced beef yesterday. I've been really focused on being a vegan. I like beef, and I like chicken, but I'm a vegan."

James laughed in response: "OK, just so you know, that means you're not a vegan.

"You can't tell people you're a vegan but eat chicken and beef...That's like saying, 'I don't drink at all; I only drink beer, cider, vodka and red wine."

This isn't the first time the 38-year-old singer - who also has eight-year-old son Naviyd with ex-wife Tameka Foster - has given up the animal-free diet, as he also decided to throw the towel in three years ago because he found the compassionate lifestyle far too expensive to maintain.

He said at the time: "That was opulent as hell. It was just difficult to find people who can make vegan food taste great ... These days, I try to eat for my blood type when I'm not eating for the fat kid inside me."

Quizzed on what he meant by eating for his blood type, he added: "A doctor I know came up with it, but hasn't released it yet, so I don't want to tell you too much about it. But the idea is to eat the foods that work best for your body. For my blood type the meats I can eat are pork, beef and fish."