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Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing 'Black Panther' song at Oscars

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA will not be performing their Oscar-nominated "Black Panther" song "All the Stars" at the Academy Awards ceremony.

According to Variety, the reason for Lamar to give a miss to the awards night is

"logistics and timing".

All four of the other nominated songs -- "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), I'll Fight from RBG (Jennifer Hudson) and Shallow from A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)-- will be performed at the Oscars.

"All the Stars" will not be performed by another act, an Academy source confirmed to the publication.

Lamar, 31, was also a no-show at the Grammys this year, where "All the Stars" was nominated for four awards, including record of the year and song of the year.

"King's Dead" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack, earned Lamar a Grammy for best rap performance, while Ludwig Goransson's original score won a best score soundtrack for visual media Grammy.

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First Published: Fri, February 22 2019. 10:30 IST