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Lionel Richie On His Daughter Nicole Richie
March 20, 2012
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What was it like for Lionel Richie watching his daughter Nicole spiral into self-destructive behaviour? And what was the turning point that finally helped her climb out of that life? In this clip, Lionel talks about the prophetic advice he gave to Nicole when she was struggling with drugs and partying, and the events that helped the whole family heal from it together.

In this clip, Lionel talks about...

Telling Nicole something frightening
"I told [Nicole], let me tell you something very frightening. In your lifetime, you're gonna lose two of your best friends to whatever. I call it an overindulgence of hipness. Someone's gonna die in a car accident, someone's gonna die in a drug overdose. And then that's gonna be the example you talk about for the rest of your life, to your kids, to why you don't want to be involved in that."

Responsibility and parenting
"As a parent, some days you wake up in the morning and go, 'I don't want to be this responsible. I'd like to be wild and crazy.' And then all of a sudden, your kid walks in the door and makes you show up. You have no choice. Where's the parent, man? You gotta be that person."


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