Watch Lionel Richie say ‘don’t go there’ over his daughter’s relationship with Justin Bieber

Sofia Richie has been dating the pop star since August

Lionel Richie has refused to comment on his daughter’s relationship with Justin Bieber.

Sofia Richie has been dating the pop singer since early August and it was made official when the pair began sharing holiday snaps on their Instagram accounts.

When asked by TMZ whether he approved of the pairing, Lionel said: “I’m not going there. I have strict orders not to go there.” You can watch footage below.

Bieber was recently accused of miming at this year’s V Festival. One fan wrote on Twitter that she was “gutted” the pop star was allegedly not singing live, while others reacted badly to his apparent lip-syncing by booing during the performance.

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However, other fans pointed out that Bieber cannot have mimed his entire set because some songs were given stripped down performances on which he played acoustic guitar.

Approached for a comment by NME, Bieber’s press representative claimed that there was “no miming” but would not offer an official statement from the singer.

Earlier this year, Richie said that he and Adele “have to” do a mash-up of their respective songs titled ‘Hello’.

Richie said a full-on collaboration between himself and Adele was “almost in the works” following a video mashing up the two songs going viral.

At the time he said: “We are going to be doing something together – that’s already almost in the works.

“I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission. Her mission is [to] get her record out and go on tour, so until she finishes that cycle, that won’t happen just yet. She is committed to that.”