Sofia Richie has been spotted hanging out with Justin Bieber, and the model discussed the pop star in the new issue of Billboard magazine.
“We have a special relationship,” she told Billboard, which features Sofia on its style issue cover alongside Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee. “Justin is very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles.”
Being Lionel Richie’s daughter has meant Sofia has always been in the public eye, and hanging with the Biebs only amplified that. The “What Do You Mean?” singer even closed his Instagram account after fans posted mean comments after he and Sofia shared photos of each other on their respective accounts.
Sofia Richie, flanked by Rae Sremmud’s Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee, on the cover of Billboard’s September 17, 2016 issue (Billboard)
The 18-year-old model and singer said she learned to navigate the harsher sides of fame from watching how her older sister, Nicole Richie, handled things.
“I remember the paparazzi and the sh** people would say to Nicole, and she wouldn’t respond,” Sofia told the publication. “I’m going to be real with you: It. Doesn’t. Bother. Me. As long as I’m happy.”
More of Sofia’s interview can be found in Billboard’s September 17 issue.
— Jolie Lash