Lionel Richie It's Squirm Time Over Justin and Sofia

9/4/2016 12:40 AM PDT

Lionel Richie Squirms Over Justin and Sofia

EXCLUSIVE

Lionel Richie is always awesome and open, which makes this clip all the more revealing because he wanted to talk about anything BUT his 18-year-old daughter's relationship with Justin Bieber.

We got Lionel and Sofia leaving Pressed Juicery in Bev Hills, and he was happy to talk about all things citrus, but just watch as our photog asks if he's giving the Biebs his stamp of approval.

The clip is all the more awkward because Lionel's standing next her. Sofia's equally uncomfortable, and beats a hasty retreat.