"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?"
On Sunday Aug. 30, musician and fashion designer Kanye West stood atop the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony stage while accepting his Video Vanguard Award to announce his bid for the 2020 presidency.
"As you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president," West revealed at the end of his speech.
A full transcript of his speech can be found here.