Channeling his inner Maury Povich, Lionel Richie says he is NOT the father of Khloé Kardashian despite recent reports.

When asked if he’s been harboring a major Kardashian secret for 30 years, the “Dancing on the Ceiling” crooner (great — now we’ll have that playing in our heads the rest of the day) said, “No, of course not!”

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But that doesn’t mean you’re not loved, KoKo!

“They are my kids, they grew up in my house, but no I’m not the dad,” the 65-year-old singer said.

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A recent report claimed Lionel apparently got it on all night long (see what we did there?) with Kris Jenner, 58, while she was still married to Robert Kardashian Sr. back in the 80s. That alleged tryst resulted in Kris’ pregnancy with Khloé.

But Nicole Richie’s papa insists that’s not the case.

Sounds good, Lionel. We’ll just call her resemblance to your 16-year-old daughter, Sofia, “uncanny”…

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Lionel spoke exclusively to TMZ on Monday night. Watch the video below: