Ariana Grande ditched her iconic ponytail for ombré pigtails, and fans are already saying she ‘owns’ the hairstyle

  • Ariana Grande will sing "Rain on Me" with Lady Gaga at the 2020 VMAs on Sunday.
  • In preparation, the 27-year-old singer posted a set of photos, apparently giving a peek at her performance look and sporting a fresh hairstyle.
  • Instead of her famously sleek, brunette, super-long ponytail, Grande posed in ombré pigtails.
  • Fans immediately gushed over her new look and declared that Grande "owns pigtails now."
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Ariana Grande wished her fans "happy vma day" with new photos — and simultaneously sent them into a frenzy with her newly iconic hairstyle.

Grande, who will sing "Rain on Me" with Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, apparently gave a peek at her dark-blue performance look by posting a set of photos.

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happy VMA day ::)

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"so excited for u see our first rain on me performance tonight ! @ladygaga is fucking incredible and i'm so honored to share this moment with her and u all," she wrote on Instagram.

"also just want to say thank you to @MTV being so diligent in making this such a safe & healthy experience for all of the performers and crew involved. it's so greatly appreciated and i can't imagine how difficult it was to figure out! see u all so soon!"

Notably, instead of her famously sleek, brunette, super-long ponytail, Grande posed in ombré pigtails.

The 27-year-old superstar previously wore ponytails in two posts (with three different photos) on Instagram, both shared on Monday and apparently taken at a rehearsal for her VMAs performance.

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Grande has rarely posed without her distinctive ponytail in the past few years — and anytime she does, the stylistic decision makes headlines. 

This time is no different. Fans immediately gushed over her new look and declared that Grande "owns pigtails now."

The VMAs are airing live on MTV at 8 p.m. EST. Grande and Gaga lead the pack of nominations with nine nods apiece.

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