Justin Bieber completely deleted his Instagram account, all thanks to the haters who were furious about his new budding romance with Lionel Richie’s 17-year-old daughter, Sofia Richie.
The Biebs shut down his account on Monday night, making the page completely inactive. Now, Richie is speaking out and defending her apparent boo on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, the 17-year-old model suggested “Justin is not shutting out his beliebers. He’s thankful everyday for y’all, y’all got him here.. He doesn’t forget that.. Period.”
She went on to add that the Purpose Tour “is still on… The music is still coming.. Love who you want… Stop the damn hate… And love each other!!”
Over the past several weeks, Sofia and Justin have been spotted together on numerous occasions — including a nice little hike and a trip to Japan.
The pair seemingly made their relationship public after posting this usie together.