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Lionel Richie talks ‘American Idol’ contestant: ‘I don’t love you”

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Lionel Richie is in order to let their voice be heard.

The 70-year-old star is set to return for the new season of “American Idol” — airing on Sunday, and a preview of what’s to come, it seems Richie can’t stop it’s up to you.

In the clip, obtained by People magazine, Richie gives his very honest opinion, to a hopeful young participants.

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“We have a problem,” He told the participants. “Well, it’s a big problem, to be honest, because I don’t like you.”

The comments caught the attention of fellow judges, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.

“Lionel Richie,” Perry, 35, said Bryant, 43, cried out in a blink of an eye.

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“I have to be honest with you,” Richie continued. “I don’t like you. And for some strange reason, it’s not good for me. I don’t like your voice. I am very, very fair. I don’t like your attitude.”

He added: “I don’t think you’re going to make it in Hollywood.”

In addition to being forthright with the new artists, Richie also dishes of tough love for his own family.

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The lead singer for a time, offered some advice to his 21-year-old daughter, Sofia, when they are interested in a career change.

“I said to her,” I hope you have a lot of interference, being a young,'” Richie told reporters at an “American Idol”, the event, according to the People. “We’re in a business where it is, it is how you recover, and yes, yes, yes, yes,” don’t feel terrible, so you should be punched in the face.”

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He went on to say, “I told him,” You’re going to have a little bit more of that some other time, because you come from a family where they expect to be a little bit more.'”

Richie said that he gives his children advice: “Do your best, and you give them attitude, and it’s killing them.”

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“She’s got the attitude,” Richie observed by the city. “She’s singing, too. I am so excited to have her.”

Richie is also father to Nicole, 38, is an actress and reality-TV star, and Miles, 25, is a model. With their famous father, noted that his children “have great attitudes,” working in the entertainment industry.

On Fox News After the Day contributed to this report

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