Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA says he refuses to put ‘dead animals’ in his ‘live body’ in PETA advert – watch

The rapper discusses veganism ahead of new album 'A Better Tomorrow'

Wu Tang Clan‘s RZA has starred in a new advert for animal rights organisation PETA.

“When I think of a better tomorrow, I think of veganism,” RZA says in the clip, making reference to the hip-hop group’s long-awaited new album ‘A Better Tomorrow’.

“I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body. There’s nothing on this planet that doesn’t want to live. I had animals as friends, they were happy to see me in their own animal way. I’m quite sure they did not want to be on my plate.”


RZA continues. “I think hip-hop has become more conscious about diet… You are what you eat, so if this cow who is stressed, dumbfounded, sick becomes your meal, when you eat it, you are eating that stress and sickness. You are eating that fear. My peers and people that are related to me appreciate the vegan lifestyle, it’s really spreading.”

You can watch RZA’s PETA advert below.


Wu-Tang Clan’s much-delayed LP will be released on December 2. They recently revealed opening track ‘Ruckus In B Minor’, which you can stream now.

As previously reported, Raekwon and RZA of the group endured a very public fall-out over the future of the group and their forthcoming album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’. However, it was reported in May that the pair had patched up their differences.

Speaking to NME in July, the rapper stated that, although he was back on board with making ‘A Better Tomorrow’, he had reservations about making a Wu-Tang Clan album without Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004. He also said that he would have preferred to call the album ‘Wu World Order’.


As well as ‘A Better Tomorrow’, RZA has also overseen the album ‘The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, the latter being limited to just one copy which will be exhibited and later sold to the highest bidder.

The ‘A Better Tomorrow’ tracklisting is:

‘Ruckus In B Minor’
’40th Street Black/We Will Fight’
‘Mistaken Identity’
‘Hold The Heater’
‘Crushed Egos’
‘Keep Watch’
‘Preacher’s Daughter’
‘Pioneer The Frontier’
‘Ron O’Neal’
‘A Better Tomorrow’
‘Never Let Go’
‘Wu-Tang Reunion’