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Chelsea Clinton on Kanye West’s White House Bid: ‘That’s Awesome’

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Chelsea Clinton (AP Photo)

Chelsea Clinton (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (UPI) – Chelsea Clinton was not turned off by rapper Kanye West’s announcement to run for president; instead, she thinks it may have a positive outcome.

The 35-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current candidate Hillary told MTV News this week West’s controversial speech may have sparked a new generation of presidential hopefuls.

“I definitely think who runs for office is really important,” Clinton said. “Even if him just saying that helps spark a little boy or a little girl who is watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh wow. Maybe I should do that,’ that’s awesome.”

Former N.W.A. rapper Ice Cube has voiced his own support for the potential artist-turned-candidate. In an interview with Daily Mail, Cube said he’s voting for West. “Why not?” he said. “Who’s better than Kanye to run?”

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