With reporting by Nadeska Alexis and Gaby Wilson
According to Chelsea Clinton — who knows a little something about the Oval Office, seeing as her father Bill Clinton was POTUS No. 41, and her mother Hillary is currently vying for the 2016 win — ’Ye’s speech could also have a more important impact.
The former first daughter told MTV News that she thinks Kanye’s political aspirations could inspire youths to reach for the sky too.
“I definitely think who runs for office is really important,” Chelsea Clinton explained. “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.”
As for whether Chelsea would support Yeezy if he actually decides to run in 2020?
“I think it depends on who he’d be running against,” Clinton said — an obvious wink to the fact that if Hillary’s current campaign lands her in the White House again she may be running for a second term by then.
Watch MTV News’ full interview with Chelsea Clinton here, where she discusses the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings project and their objective to empower women.