Nicole Richie almost set her dad, Lionel Richie, on fire. It seems that she tried to carry out the popular cupping treatment.
This involves pouring alcohol into cups that are heated before they are applied to the skin. These will create a vacuum to relieve any tension in the muscles in the area where you will place them.
When Nicole tried this with her dad, things could have gone wrong because she got a ‘little too close’ to burning his skin.
While she was speaking to You magazine about the whole thing, she said: ‘I just got a little too close to his back for a hot second.’
She also admitted she often plays pranks on her dad: ‘I love to play pranks on him all the time.’
Even if Lionel and his ex-wife Brenda Harvey were not ‘strict’ parents, her dad’s few rules motivated the ‘Candidly Nicole’ star to work hard to earn her own money.
She confessed ‘[They] weren’t strict: I don’t think I had a bedtime. I remember my father saying to me all the time, ‘Do this or we are taking away your car. So in my mind, I was like, ‘I can’t wait not to ask my dad for anything and earn my own money.’
‘What drives me now is that I love getting up in the morning, I love to create, and that’s what you should be doing, exercising your brain,’ Nicole continued.
Lionel has not only encouraged Nicole to be self-sufficient, but also to be ‘kind.’
‘My dad is extremely kind, that’s who he is. He is so friendly, and he leaves a lasting impression on people. Walking through the airport, I cannot tell you how many times [airport] staff have said to me, ‘Your dad was here, and he’s so nice, ‘ and you can see by the look on their faces that he made them feel good. I’ve learned from him to be kind, not just so that people can say you are kind – but kind. If you can float around the world in life and make people feel good, that’s cool,’ Nicole confessed about what Lionel had taught her.