Khloe Kardashian
Is Lionel Richie Khloe Kardashian's read father? Reuters/getty

R'n'B icon Lionel Richie has dismissed reports that he is biological father of Khloe Kardashian.

The Easy Like Sunday Morning hit maker recently found himself at the centre of a paternity riddle after an In Touch Magazine article claimed he had an affair with the reality TV star's mother Kris Jenner in the 1980s.

A source even suggested that Kardashian bears a striking resemblance to Richie's 16-year-old daughter Sofia, and cites this as proof of the paternity.

"Sofia looks like she could be Khloe's little sister," a source told the publication.

Addressing the rumours for the first time, Richie insisted there was no basis for truth and that he's "not the dad".

"No! Of course not," he told Celebuzz. "But you know what, they [the Kardashians] are my kids. I mean, they grew up in my house," he added, clarifying: "But no I'm not the dad."

This is not the first time Kardashian has found herself at the centre of a paternity drama. Previous reports claimed that her biological father was O.J. Simpson and Jenner's former hairstylist Alex Roldan.

During an episode of E! show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she even threatened Jenner with a paternity test. However she never went through with it.

But it looks like she has finally grown tired of the speculation telling Gossip Cop: "I've had so many dads my head is spinning."