'I just post what I think is cool': Sofia Richie opens up about social media after ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber DELETED his Instagram account amid drama with Selena Gomez
Her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber deleted his Instagram account to the dismay of over 77 million fans back in August.
But Sofia Richie's take on social media is much more relaxed, with the 18-year-old telling NW magazine she doesn't take it so seriously.
'I just post what I think is cool and what I enjoy,' the model said.
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'I just post what I think is cool': Sofia Richie says she doesn't have restrictions when it comes to her social media posts
'I'm not trying to post some revealing picture to get more followers, so I don't get in trouble,' she added.
Sofia's comments come after her ex Justin, whom she dated for a month in August, removed his Instagram account following backlash from fans.
Justin, 22, had asked his 'Beliebers' to back off Sofia following some unpleasant comments on his Instagram posts of the two of them together.
Drama: Sofia's comments come after her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber deleted his own Instagram account, following backlash from his fans back in August
He wrote: 'I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like.'
Out of the blue, his ex-girlfriend Selena took a swipe, exclaiming: 'If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you.'
That prompted a war of words between the pop stars, with both accusing each other of cheating and Justin hinting Selena had hooked up with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
Controversial: At the time, Justin asked his fans to leave Sofia alone following some unpleasant comments on his Instagram posts of the two of them together
Things quickly ignited as Justin hit back: 'It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still trying to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for anyone receiving hate.'
The blows continued, with Selena posting: 'Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.'
This elicited the most shocking response yet from Bieber: 'I cheated... Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?' — apparently suggesting she had been unfaithful with the former One Directioner.
Weighing in: Justin's comments prompted his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez to take a swipe, exclaiming: 'If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol'
Sofia and Justin's romance got off to a roaring start in August as they frolicked in Laguna Beach, California. By mid-month they were holding hands in Tokyo.
And for her 18th birthday in late August, they hit The Doheny Room in Hollywood.
A trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, followed where they got their PDA on while hanging out on a yacht.
Gushing about the Where Are You Now hitmaker, Sofia told Billboard in September: 'We have a special relationship. Justin is very easy to talk to, and that's hard to find with people in Los Angeles.'
Music royalty: Sofia is the daughter of Lionel Richie and his second wife Diana Alexander
Read more: Sofia's full interview appears in this week's issue of NW
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