Chelsea Clinton: Kanye West Running For President Is “Awesome” (VIDEO)

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Chelsea Clinton revealed in a recent interview that Kanye West’s announcement that he’s running for president in 2020 is “awesome.” Find out what else the former first daughter had to say about the rapper’s presidential bid. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop reported, when West received the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, he wrapped up his long acceptance speech by declaring, “And yes, you can probably guess in this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

MTV News asked Clinton her thoughts about West’s announcement, to which she answered, “I definitely think who runs for office is really important. Even if him just saying that helps spark a little boy or a little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh wow, maybe I should do that,’ that’s awesome.”

However, Clinton can’t throw her full support behind West just yet. As to whether or not she would vote for the rapper in 2020, she answered, “It depends on who he would be running against.” Of course, Clinton is currently supporting her mom Hillary, who’s looking to be elected president in 2016. And if Hillary does win, Chelsea Clinton wouldn’t back Yeezy over her mom, who undoubtedly would seek re-election for a second term.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think about Chelsea Clinton calling Kanye West’s 2020 presidential bid “awesome.”

MTV’s Look Different campaign is teaming up with the Clinton Foundation for its No Ceilings project to shine a light on the empowerment of girls and women. MTV News sat down with Chelsea Clinton to talk about the partnership — but not without also asking about Kanye West’s 2020 presidential announcement. See the full interview on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Posted by MTV on Monday, September 7, 2015


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