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For months, we’ve been hearing that Ariana Grande’s sophomore album, My Everything, would be a totally new, adult sound for the former Nickelodeon starlet. Fast forward to tonight’s August 24 VMAs 2014 red carpet, and Ari’s showing off just how grown up she is in her fashion choices — read: Girlfriend is in all-leather, Moschino ensemble!

The “Bang Bang” singer walked the Lucy Hale-hosted pre-show in her S&M-inspired look, which shocked us so much we had whiplash. We’ve come to expect this sort of choice from someone like Rihanna, but until now, Ariana’s opted for ‘60s mod florals and swingy skirts. Looks like this is her coming out party! 

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On second thought, it doesn’t come as a complete surprise that the pint-sized diva is channeling her inner sexpot. Ari turned 21 just a couple of months ago, and she’s already tested out risque lyrics in her aforementioned tune with Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj, and she toyed with a totally hot spacebot look in the “Break Free” video. This is just the final piece in the puzzle, leading up to her performance tonight.

Needless to say, we’re pretty excited to see what else this vocal powerhouse has in store for the rest of 2014!

What do you think of Ariana’s edgy new style? Sound off in the comments below.