Lionel Richie’s 18-year-old model daughter hears racist comments from people who don’t realize that she’s black. Sofia Richie, Lionel’s daughter with ex-wife Diane Alexander, touched on racism in the cover story for Complex magazine’s final print issue.
“I’m very light so some people don’t really know that I’m black,” she said. “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.”
The teen also had a warning message for anyone who thinks that her complexion makes it okay to be openly racist in her presence.
“That still doesn’t cut it buddy. It’s 2016 you better get your sh*t together before you get slapped out here. “