Katy Perry defends Justin Bieber after Lionel Richie disses his daughter Sofia’s ex

Katy Perry defends Justin Bieber after Lionel Richie disses his daughter Sofia’s ex
Katy Perry (Source: Getty Images)

Lionel Richie had some nasty things to say about daughter Sofia's ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. But Katy Perry came to Bieber's rescue and defended him after her co-American Idol judge dissed him and slighted him about his singing abilities. 

As reported by Us Weekly, after Top 10 contestants were revealed, Lionel allegedly dissedBieber's vocal range when he was discussing the contestant's skills. He said, "You know, you look at it and you think, OK, if you can hit every note perfectly, why isn’t everybody a superstar? The answer is because it’s called a unique quality. If you look at Willie Nelson for a second, can he hit a gospel note? Um, no! And [Justin] Bieber, he doesn’t hit a high note."

From Left to Right- Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie (Source: Getty Images)


It seemed as though the nasty diss emerged from nowhere forcing Perry to jump to his defense. "He hits a high note," she fired back immediately as Richie stood his ground and said, "I’m just saying."

Fellow judge Luke Bryan went on to add: "You defend Bieber, you love some Bieber!" to which she responded, "I mean, he’s extremely talented."

It looks as though Lionel is not at all fond of Justin especially since he dated his daughter Sofia for around two months in the year 2016. 

She was barely 18 years old at the time and the pair went for romantic trips to Mexico and Japan before things started to fall apart. 

Sofia is currently dating Kourtney Kardashian's ex Scott Disick who is 34 years old.

As reported by Billboard, Sofia said, "Justin is very easy to talk to and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles." However, there was no comment from her father, Richie and he refused to say anything at the time about his daughter's relationship with Bieber.


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