Chelsea Clinton’s favoured presidential candidate for the upcoming US election is clearly mom Hillary Clinton, but she’s excited by the idea of Kanye West’s potential bid in 2020. Chelsea described the rapper’s stated intention to run at the VMAs “awesome.”
Speaking about her family’s foundation’s No Ceilings Project to support women’s rights, Chelsea said Kanye’s passion for politics could inspire others to pay more interest.
“I definitely think who runs for office is really important,” she told MTV News. "Even if him just saying that helps spark a little boy or little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh, wow! Maybe I should do that,’ that’s awesome.”
As for whether she would vote for the All Day rapper? “I think it depends on who he’d be running against," Chelsea replied, hinting that her loyalties would lie with her mother.
Kanye declared he intends to run for president in 2020 while collecting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards. Towards the end of his epic speech, the 38-year-old said: “If my grandfather was here right now, he would not let me back down. I don’t know what I stand to lose after this. It doesn’t matter, though, because it ain’t about me. It’s about ideas, bro.
“New ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth. And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
The rapper’s bid has received support from a number of high profile faces including his friend Rihanna, who told Entertainment Tonight: “I mean people are voting for [Donald] Trump. Who wouldn’t vote for Kanye?!”
Meanwhile Taylor Swift hinted she could join Kanye’s presidential bid after sharing a photo of the flowers he had sent her on Instagram, adding the message: “Awwww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs”.