Singer Lionel Richie is getting candid about his wishes for his model daughter, Sophia Richie. Richie admits that he does wish failure on his daughter, but at a younger age. “I told her, ‘I wish you lots of failure, young,’” he told reporters. Richie said he first expressed his opinions when his daughter sparked interest in show business.
He tells reporters, “We’re in a business where it’s how you recover and ‘yes, yes, yes’ does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face,” he said. “I said, ‘You’re going to have a little bit more of a different time because you’re coming from a family where they expect a little bit more.’”
The four-time Grammy winner goes on to say that he wished this on all of his children, Nicole, 38, Miles, 25, and Sophia, 21. He always told his children to “do your best, give them attitude and kill it.” His daughter Sophia is working to break into the world of acting.