Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not perform “All the Stars,” the Best Original Song nominated from Best Picture nominee “Black Panther,” at the upcoming 91st Oscars on Sunday. On top of that, no other artist will perform the song in their place.
Lamar is reportedly in final preparations for his next album and could not pull together a performance that would adequately represent the song in the timeframe. It’s the same reason he gave for not performing the Grammy-nominated song on that broadcast earlier this month.
Neither SZA nor any of the other Best Song nominees believed another artist should perform in Lamar’s place. The four other nominated songs will be performed live.