Who would have thought Lionel Ricchie’s daughter Sofia had so much sauce. The 18 year old aspiring model cover’s Complex’s December 2016/January 2017 new issue captured by Sasha Samsonova.
Sofia Richie has grown up in the shadow of her father. However, she shared a lot of exclusives with Complex on this interview. However, questions about her rumoured romance with the Justin Beiber were banned by her rep.
Instead Sofia spoke about some of the negative she’s received on Instagram, saying: ‘This sh*t is crazy! I was laughing about my life, like, oh my god, people are so psychotic.
“Some girl I don’t even know commented on my picture a week ago, “You should go kill yourself.” I just had to say something. I commented back, “I just want to understand the sadness in your heart.”
‘My whole thing is I’m trying to spread love to everyone. Some people don’t see that, but I really am trying to spread positivity to people.’ She also talked about her relationship with the Hadids and Jenners.
‘We all grew up the same way, so we all kind of had that understanding of everything. Just a looking-out-for-each-other kind of sense—sisters. Everyone’s like Gigi Hadid! And I’m like, “Oh, Gigi? Oh.” I’m really proud of all them, though.’
Sofia got candid about race too: ‘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”. ‘That still doesn’t cut it, buddy. It’s 2016—you better get your shit together before you get slapped out here.’
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