There is speculation that the new mom may be a no-show ... or that she may even perform in a bed!
She just gave birth 9 days ago ... will new mom M.I.A. perform at the Oscars?
M.I.A. is nominated for an award in the best original song category for her collaboration with AR Rahman on "O Saya," which features on the soundtrack to the Danny Boyle film "Slumdog Millionaire." According to a BBC interview with Rahman, the Indian composer said that the issue of an MIA performance at the Oscars is the "million-dollar question."
"She wants to. In fact, she said she'll do it with a hologram. She has all these ideas," said Rahman. He added: "I don't know how it's going to be possible, though. Having a baby is such an important thing in your life - more important than winning an Oscar."
Oscars producer Laurence Mark is said to have offered her a "large bed" to perform from at the 81st annual Academy Awards, hoping that if being nine months pregnant won't stop her performing, then neither will being a new mother.
"She's eager to perform ... we've said things like 'we're willing to have her enter on a large bed,'" Mark is reported to have told the WENN network. "We'll make it as easy for her as we can."
Granted, this is the same woman who performed at the Grammys on her due date! So we wouldn't be surprised to see her rocking out just 11 days after giving birth to her baby boy.
Do you think she will perform?