Entrepreneur, mogul and author Russell Simmons took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Facebook fans today [Tuesday, January 11] about his new book, Happy Vegan.

“Changing your diet will change your life,” Simmons said, “You’ll live longer and be happier.”

Uncle Russ also shared his motivation for releasing the book and why he’s choosing to donate to charity.

“My motivation to share this lifestyle with everyone is to help people live a healthier and happier life.”

When asked about his political views, Simmons stated he wished President Obama was able to run for a third term.

“I wish there was a third term like we did for my man Bloomberg,” Russell continued. “I think his legacy will be phenomenal, far greater than any other president. He has done so much for our country, gay rights and women’s rights and it would be nice to see how far he could go.”

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Check out the impromptu chat here.