Lionel Richie’s Daughter GOES OFF About Being Black

Posted On : December 14, 2016

Well if you didn’t know, and have been hiding under a rock for the past 30 years, Lionel Richie has 2 beautiful daughters, Nicole Richie, 35,  and Sofia Richie, 18. They are both very popular in the “socialite world”, but for Sofia has a few words about being black!

“I’m very light, so some people don’t really know that I’m black."

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In a recent interview with Complex, Sofia Richie spoke about wanting to have a music career for a long time, but being Lionel Richie's daughter was added pressure to be 100% perfect.

"I’m Lionel Richie’s daughter. When I do this I have to be 100 percent good, and it was too much pressure for me. I just want to have my own direction and be free with it. I don’t want anyone to have a hold on me because of my dad.”

She went on to speak about Hollywood prejudice. She's a fashion model and hasn't encounter any overt racism in the fashion world, but discrimination in Los Angeles is a whole 'nother story. When the topic is broached she gets flushed with anger for the first and only time.
“I’m very light, so some people don’t really know that I’m black. I’ve been in situations where people will say something kind of racist and I’ll step in and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, well, you’re light,’” she says, her eyes flashing. “That still doesn’t cut it, buddy. It’s 2016—you better get your sh!t together before you get slapped out here.”

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