People talk about American classics like burgers and dogs as the most democratize foods. But really, if you were looking for the most universal snack to transcend all socioeconomic divisions, you couldn’t do any better than cereal.
To wit: While more celebrities than you realize have very specific cereal habits, as well as very strong opinions about the best brands. This cereal love often shows up in songs like Kendrick Lamar’s Cartoons and Cereal, LL Cool J’s Milky Cereal, and G. Love and Special Sauces Milk and Cereal. However, high-profile celebrity cereal boosting also come out in interviews and on Twitter—Tim Burgess of The Charlatans even convinced Kellogg’s to make him ‘Totes Amazeballs’ cereal by tweeting a simple request. And we can’t fail to mention the abundant appearances cereal has made in music videos—just look at Lady Gaga’s absurd video Marry the Night, in which the performer shares some intimate moments with a box of Honey Nut Cheerios. (Obviously, if Omar Little were a real person, he’d be on this list too.)
With all this celebrity cereal love, you have to wonder: Is cereal the official breakfast food of the rich and famous?
Here, we delve deeper into the cereal preferences of Jay Z, Rihanna, and many more.