Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Photo: Jennifer Hudson at the 2013 MTV VMAs

A drastic hair overhaul was definitely one thing we weren’t expecting to come out of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards — but leave it to one of the biggest divas in the business to stun us with a major change mid-show.

Credit: Jennifer Hudson on Instagram Photo: Jennifer Hudson Debuts Short Hair at 2013 MTV VMAs

American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson took to the stage to sing alongside Macklemore and Mary Lambert on their hit song “Same Love,” but the soulful singer was sporting a shorter look from how she arrived at the awards show.

J-Hud was almost unrecognizable, but if anything, her amazing voice gave her away up there on the stage. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary were performing a wonderful version of their song — that also won the award for “Best Video With a Social Message” — and then all of a sudden, Jennifer was right next to Mary belting out the gay rights anthem.

But how do we feel about Jennifer’s new look? She debuted the look on Instagram so we could get a better look, and we just have to say that we are completely in love with this killer look. She looks like she means business and is really working it. We love her long locks, but with this much attitude, shorter hair definitely makes sense.

Work it, girl!

Source: Jennifer Hudson on Instagram