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R&B hottie Usher took control of his health and decided to cut out all dairy, meat, and anything else involving animal products (PETA might wanna get on this)! Yep.. He’s a vegan. He loves the effects his new diet has had on his body and is even urging his protege’, heartthrob Justin Bieber, to jump on board.

People close to Usher say he loves what being a vegan does to his “rock hard abs.” Ha! Well, we’re not complaining either.

Radar Online Reports: 

Usher frequents a few vegan restaurants in NewYork City and not only loves the food, but feels like it’s the healthiest way to live,” a source exclusively told

“He’s desperate to get Bieber on the same health kick he is and thinks with all the touring and busy schedule he has, it would keep him energized.”

The “There Goes My Baby” singer’s father passed away in 2008 after a heart attack, so having a healthy diet hits close to home. Even though Bieber’s not feelin it just yet.

Usher recently got received full custody of his two young boys, Naviyd and Usher V. I wonder if he’ll encourage them to embrace the vegan lifestyle as well.