2 Chainz' love for top notch cuisine is no secret. He's vocal about it, and his Instagram account is filled with snapshots of exquisite dishes, most of which are prepared by his personal chef.

Now, the ATLien emcee is taking it to the next level. He recently stopped by Power 105.1 for a lengthy interview on DJ Self's Midnite Mixx show, during which he discussed both his healthy eating habits and plans for a cookbook that will accompany his upcoming sophomore album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. 

"When I see my Instagram people say 'you eat like a white person' … people don't know that I have huge stomach issues - I have ulcers, I have acid reflux… so, certain supplements or certain prescriptions that I take is not something that people may think I'm abusing - I really have prescriptions for certain things… so of course I've got a chef, and I have to eat a certain way. By me eating a certain way, it has changed my life... I've got a glow… it's about what I'm putting inside my body."

"I'm cool enough to be comfortable in my own skin and try to educate people, so with this cookbook I'm gonna have probably about 14 to 15 meals, how ever many songs it is, that's gonna tell you what was used to make these as far as ingredients, and cooking time and all of that stuff, and probably the pros and the cons of eating it... I'm a seafood lover, I don't eat beef or pork, period… so turkey, chicken, that's a lot of the recipes I use and eat every day, you know? I eat multiple meals a day... I treat this rap like a sport, that's my angle... very few athletes eat fried food all day long, or all month long… it clogs up arteries, cholesterol, and things of that nature. Black people, the leading cause of death is high blood pressure. All that kind of comes from what you eat, so yeah, I eat salads and stuff like that." 

In conclusion, the Atlanta rapper says he's just trying to do something different.  

"I'm tryna incorporate something new, that hasn't been done… probably with my own little array of swag, aprons with the cookbook... that'll probably get me on The View or something like that. Just another angle, another outlet for me to express myself. It still basically ties back down to the music. Music is a sport, I eat this just so I can be alive and running well and out of the hospital - and so far so good." 

Sounds good to us. And Chainz, if you're reading this, consider including a foreword from Action Bronson

Peep the full interview below, a tweet confirming the book and a video of Chainz going hard in the kitchen. Also, view photos of some of his favorite dishes in the gallery above. B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is slated to drop on September 10th.