Confirmed: Kendrick Lamar & SZA Will NOT Perform At Oscars – Despite Best Song Nomination

Published: Friday 22nd Feb 2019 by Sam

The who’s who of Hollywood will be take center stage on Sunday night at the 91st Annual Oscars. 

Musically, all eyes are on who’ll be taking home the Academy’s Best Song honor – with Lady Gaga‘s ‘Shallow’ and ‘All The Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA deemed as clear frontrunners. Much like their respective movies ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther.’

And while much ado has been made about the show’s need to stick to tradition by having  all nominees in the category perform on the live telecast, Lamar and his TDE comrade aren’t taking up the offer.

Details below…

Variety reports that the reason is due to “logistics and timing.”

Notably, Lamar passed on an appearance at the Grammys earlier this month.

What is confirmed is that Gaga and Bradley Cooper will be making their televised debut together.

Elsewhere, also being given a live look: ‘When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings’ from ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ (Gillian Welch and David Rowlings), ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ from ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman), and ‘I’ll Fight’ from ‘RBG’ (Jennifer Hudson).

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  1. Truth Dot Com February 22, 2019

    WOW! Really. Well that sucks for them. The privilege doesn’t come around too many times in one’s lifetime.
    So very Sad for them.
    This could have been a big moment for us to come together and show Black Excellence.

    • DanYiel Iman February 22, 2019

      How so? ?

    • Brent Christopher February 23, 2019

      are you KIDDING? ?

      how does one show “black excellence” during a whitewashed telecast that uses our people as props & supporting cast members? do tell my misguided n*gro…

  2. SuxMyCockiness ? February 22, 2019

    SZA was like… “I will not embarrass myself on that Grammy stage” ?

    • Fancy BISH February 23, 2019

      lol ?

  3. Lana Del Fan February 22, 2019

    If this is an ego thing, they’re gonna regret this one day when they’re not as hot anymore. Hell, I haven’t heard any new Kendrick music in almost two years. He should’ve done it.

    • Meme February 22, 2019

      I think it is

  4. Jasmine da bi Asian February 22, 2019

    Completely foolish they’re not Beyonce and Jay Z

    • Brent Christopher February 23, 2019

      Beyonce & Jay Z are NOT the standard.

  5. Destiny February 23, 2019

    Dodged the bullet ??…. gaga and cooper already prepare their speech ?

  6. Pops mother February 23, 2019

    Being honest, we all know Lady Gaga has that award on lock. They save themselves an embarrassment.

  7. Anaritaaa February 23, 2019

    I already see Gaga winning and crying hard again…gosh
    Kendrick & SZA really deserves to win!!!

  8. JOHNVIDAL February 23, 2019

    I LOVE that pucking song. And the video. I can never get tired of it. The ONLY deserved nomination for that basic Marvel flick LOL

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