Entertainment TV Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Party in New York City Ahead of Her VMA Performance Ariana Grande and Mac Miller had a fun-filled day in the Big Apple By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 27, 2016 03:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: @PapCultureNYC/Splash News Ariana Grande may be performing her newest single “Side to Side” at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, but before that she appears to be hanging side by side in New York City with Mac Miller. The 23-year-old “Into You” singer and the 24-year-old rapper were spotted leaving a Big Apple night club on Friday night – Grande dressed in an oversized black concert t-shirt and matching hoodie with black ankle boots. Earlier in the day, the two played with other friends at New York’s Museum of Ice Cream, where she partied in its pool of sprinkles and rode an ice cream scoop swing. Grande shared the group’s shenanigans on Snapchat, giggling as she heard her voice change after eating the museum’s helium-filled edible sugar balloons. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJnL2B_B6Fh/ Miller can be seen with friends as they watch the museum’s worker create the sweet, silly treat. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJnLbQEBAVv/ On Thursday, Grande and Miller also swung by to see famed tattoo artist Dr. Woo, where each got some new ink. Visiting Shamrock Social Club, Grande got the letter “A” on her thumb and the Venus symbol on another finger. Miller added a tattoo of the horizon on his hand to his already extensive body art collection. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJjb1NKANIJ/ The pair began as friends when they collaborated on her 2013 single “The Way” – even smooching in its video. RELATED VIDEO: Ariana Grande Reunites with Her ‘Victorious’ Co-Stars Speaking of collaborators, Nicki Minaj is featured on Grande’s “Side to Side” and will join her for her performance at Sunday’s show. They previously opened the 2014 MTV VMAs together alongside Jessie J in a “Break Free,” “Anaconda,” “Bang Bang” medley. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, with a pre-show beginning at 8 p.m. ET and the big show airing at 9 p.m. ET.