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August 20, 2018 08:52 PM
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Ariana Grande attended the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with all the expected necessities: her fiancé Pete Davidson by her side, her signature cat eye and a pair of metallic thigh-high boots. But one important detail was missing from her red carpet appearance. The star’s signature sky-high ponytail was nowhere to be seen as she traded it for a long, flowing style.

Prior to performing her latest hit, “God Is a Woman,” at the event, Grande stepped onto the event’s red carpet alongside a bleach-blonde Davidson. The star sported a futuristic silver mini dress, gray bike shorts, metallic thigh-high stocking boots and her shiny brown hair worn down with her ends flipped outwards and the front pieces tucked behind her ear.

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Davidson, on the other hand, didn’t get quite as dressed up for the event. The SNL star wore a white sweatshirt, black track ants and black-and-white sneakers.

But just because Grande stepped out without her pony, that doesn’t mean she’s not devoted to it. The star recently clapped back at a commenter who said she was sick of her ponytail, responding, “I’m not.”

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As she explained a few years back, it’s nearly impossible to get sick of the look, which she’s found endless variations for.

“I feel like there’s a thousand different ways to do a ponytail. A million!…It brings me so much joy, honestly. Every time I put my hair up, it’s like a surprise,” she said in an interview with Byrdie. “Like, I forget how much I love it, and then I tie it back and I’m like, ‘I love this look! Ooh, girl!’ Every time I tie it up is like the first time. It’s like true love.”

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