Chelsea Clinton is an avid runner — the former First Daughter completed her first marathon last year — and she’s got quite the playlist to get her through those training miles. “I don’t listen on headphones because I’m afraid a person or a bike or a car might run over me,” she says in EW’s digital cover featuring Glue, the new Apple TV+ documentaries he co-hosts with Hillary Clinton’s mother. “But if I’m on a dedicated running path, then I definitely listen to hip-hop while I run: I listen to a lot of Jay-Z. I listen to a lot of old Beyonce. Really, maybe that’s dating me, but I really like stuff from the mid-90s to the late 2000s.”
The one person she doesn’t have on her playlist? Kanye West. “I had to let Kanye go, because I just, I can’t. The way he treated Kim Kardashian, the way he talked about women is unconscionable to me. That was some of my favorite running music. And I’ve taken that out of the music my library.”
Clinton has more love for West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian, who was a guest Glue, featuring bold, brave women making positive changes in the world. “I have long admired Kim’s commitment to criminal justice reform,” he says. “I knew she had gone to law school. I knew she was committed to these issues and to the efforts of individual inmates to have their sentences reduced or their sentences commuted entirely. But to hear her talk about how important this is a part of identity of her, of how she thinks about her role as a celebrity, of how thoughtful she is about where her celebrity can help and where it can be harmful… I was just struck by how important not only that is to her, but how important this for her definition of who she is.”
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Other guests on the 8-part series include Wanda Sykes, Amber Ruffin and Megan Thee Stallion, who also has an honorable mention on Clinton’s playlist. “I really like Megan Thee Stallion, and I also love Cardi B. And I also like it when Cardi B sings on other songs.” It makes sense that Clinton has a hit workout playlist: The author and public health advocate turns out to be quite the athlete Gluetaking on surfing, rappelling and other sports for the show.
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Hilary says: “I’ve always known Chelsea to be brave and incredibly hardworking and a good sport, but I was really impressed that she was willing to do whatever was asked of her. [whether] put on a fireman suit and try to manage that big giant pipe or surf or rappel down a waterfall. He was into it, which was good for me, because I couldn’t imagine being able to do any of that. And honestly, I don’t think our guests thought I could. But she was awesome. Was there. It was in the moment. He really rose to whatever the challenge was. So I like that about her.”
Glue premieres on Apple TV+ September 9.