Chelsea Clinton Is Asked About Kanye West Running for President and Her Perspective May Surprise You

Hillary Clinton’s daughter remains politically correct when asked about the rapper’s political plans

By Mike Vulpo Sep 08, 2015 2:26 AMTags
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Can we get through the 2016 elections first, please?

We're most certainly not putting words in Chelsea Clinton's mouth. But we can only imagine that was one of her reactions when she was questioned about Kanye West running for President in 2020.

As her mom Hillary Clinton continues traveling across the country in hopes of becoming the Democratic Nominee, Chelsea was asked about one famous rapper's political ambitions.

As it turns out, she's not completely against it…yet.

"I definitely think who runs for office is really important," she told MTV News while supporting the Clinton Foundation's No Ceilings Project. "Even if him just saying that helps sparks a little boy or a little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh, wow! Maybe I should do that,' that's awesome."

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While accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, West announced to the world that he was planning to run for political office.

"It's about ideas bro, new ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth," West shared with the audience. "And yes, as you could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for President."

In less than a week, Ice Cube has already shown his support for the rapper while Donald Trump hopes "to run against" him sooner rather than later.

As to whether or not Chelsea would ultimately cast her vote for the "All Day" crooner, it's more than a little early to make a final decision. "I think it depends on who he'd be running against," she said.

It may not be a definite no. But if Hillary is in office and running for a second term, well, better luck next time Yeezus.

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