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Michele Corriston
August 24, 2014 10:50 PM

Is Ariana Grande dating Big Sean?

MTV’s cameras caught the “Break Free” singer holding hands with the rapper backstage at the Video Music Awards on Sunday after opening the show with a “Bang Bang.” (An Instagram video clip shows Big Sean valiantly helping Grande back up after she briefly stumbles.)

Grande, 21, performed the new single with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, picking up her first VMA for best pop video later in the night. She’s also up for three other categories.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean backstage at the Video Music Awards

The win is especially sweet for the pop star and Big Sean, who whispers vocals on the Iggy Azalea and VMA-winning collaboration “Problem.” He was also featured on her 2013 single “Right There.”

A rep for Grande did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Big Sean, 26, was set to marry Glee‘s Naya Rivera before ending their engagement in April. (Rivera went on to wed longtime friend Ryan Dorsey three months later.)

Meanwhile, Grande dated Australian boy-bander Jai Brooks on and off over the last two years and was linked briefly to The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes.

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