There is awkward and then there’s this…
It looks like Lionel Richie has been under pretty strict instructions to NOT talk about his daughter Sofia's current relationship with Justin Bieber.
Lionel was spotted out with Sofia in Beverly Hills by TMZ, so of course they wanted to ask what has been going down.
When asked his thoughts on them dating he replied with, "I'm not going there," waving his hand. "I have strict instructions not to go there."
He was then asked if he approved of them being together and all Lionel could do was mumble… LOL
Sofia wasn’t having any of it and literally ran off covering her face after saying she was feeling "uncomfortable".
Lionel was then asked if he would ever do a duet with Justin he said he would "have to work out."
So... SO awkward.
Oh young love.