Lionel Richie reveals how he really feels about Sofia dating Scott Disick

He ain't holding back.

By Natasha Harding
Lionel Richie Sofia Scott Disick

Ever since Sofia Richie and Scott Disick started dating last year, it seems almost the entire Kardashian family has weighed in on the relationship. From Kris' intense grilling to Kendall's not-so-subtle Instagram comments, everyone seems to have an opinion on the unlikely paring. Now Sofia's dad, Lionel Richie, has revealed how he REALLY feels about the 34-year-old dating his 19-year-old daughter, and he ain't holding back.

"She's 19," Lionel said. "When you're 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don't know. But for right now it's just a phase and I'm going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise."


"Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said 'Dad, I'm in love' and [he] looked at me and said 'Okay, we're going to leave you alone for a minute and you'll figure it out. My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days!"

If that doesn't sound like a 'girl, I'm not sure what the hell you're doing but imma stay quiet until you come to your senses,' I don't know what does.

That's not to say that Lionel dislikes Scott. On the contrary, he admits that, while he doesn't know Scott too well, from what he has seen of him, Scott seems like "a very nice guy."

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Sofia's dad did, however, express some concerns for Sofia getting caught up in the Kardashian family and their drama.

"When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are really doing?" he added. "This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don't really know what to think."

But, being the adorable father than he is, Lionel's agreed to stay out of it and let his daughter make her own decisions.

"I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I'll continue to be my cheerful self and move on." Bless him.

This isn't the first time Lionel's spoken about the two dating, with the singer stating late last year that the couple (and their sizeable age gap) "scared him to death".

Guessing someone's had a little talking to about staying out of their daughter's biz-ness huh?