Eighteen-year-old Sofia Richie, daughter to legendary Lionel Richie, is no stranger to having racist comments made in her presence. However, the California-native says that because “[she] is very light, some people don’t really know that I’m black,” giving her the opportunity to step in and educate.
“I’ve been in situations where people will say something kind of racist,” Richie said in an interview with Complex, “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 s—together before you get slapped out here.”
In the interview, Richie also goes on to speak about her newfound fame as a recent addition to the Chanel family and the pressures that come with always having to be on top of her A-game.
“Sometimes you just want to walk out of your house and look ugly and get a coffee and wear your sweatpants all day. Honestly, I might’ve thrown [my outfit] together in 30 seconds. I might’ve slept in that. And s—, someone’s going to photograph me, and everyone’s going to say I’m a mess or I look depressed, when really I’m just not wearing mascara.”
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