Hip Hop has come along way in the past 30 years, even reaching Presidential levels now. First Barack Obama says he has Lil Wayne on his iPod, and now former President Bill Clinton weighs in on Wayne’s upcoming freedom.

“I tell you what I think about that. I know this is kinda a funny question for you to ask me. My daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music, after I said somethings she thought were not very smart. She said ‘dad you need to listen, a lot of these people are smart.’ This guy’s smart and he’s got ability and he’s got a new chance now,” Clinton said.

The 42nd President of the United States continued, talking about what he hoped for the Young Money emcee/ “I hope is that this is not something just to brand him as a cool guy, but that it will never happen again to him,” Clinton said of Lil Wayne’s time spent behind bars. “A lot of these people they don’t get successful in that, just like any area of life by being really dumb, their really smart,” Clinton continued. “But a lot of them have had really tough lives and they almost think its cool to get in trouble every now and then or they don’t know how to stay out. What I hope will happen is that he has a good life now.”