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Rihanna confirms she turned down the Super Bowl to support Kaepernick

Rihanna at the Diamond Ball
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It's official: Pop icon Rihanna confirmed she turned down the NFL's request to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, to demonstrate support for Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

What she's saying: Rihanna tells Vogue: "I couldn't dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn't be a sellout."

SoFi Stadium's $5 billion price tag makes it the NFL's most expensive venue

Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
Courtesy: Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park

SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park, the future home of the Rams and Chargers, will cost roughly $5 billion to build, making it the priciest NFL venue by a mile, per the Wall Street Journal.

The big picture: Hollywood Park will also feature residences, hotels, retail spaces, public parks, a concert venue and office space. Add it all up and the complex could cost $10 billion, making it one of the largest privately financed projects in the country.