Ariana Grande took a break from rehearsing for what can only be the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday (Aug. 24) to share a behind-the-scenes look with her followers on social media.
“Greetings,” the superstar captioned a selfie featuring her looking straight into the camera while wearing a bejeweled face mask and dual high ponytails. In two more posts — one on her Instagram Stories — Grande also shows off the black-and-gray athleisure look and white platform boots that complete her rehearsal look.
One week ago, the pop singer confirmed in a whimsical video that she would be joining Lady Gaga on the VMAs stage to perform their hit “Rain On Me.” Featured as the second single on the latter’s Chromatica, the instant dance-pop classic debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release earlier this summer.
The exuberant track became Grande’s second No. 1 in just three weeks (following “Stuck With U,” her quarantine-inspired collab with Justin Bieber), as well as the second in a string of all-female duets topping the charts this summer, including Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj’s “Say So” remix, Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé’s “Savage” remix and Cardi B’s “WAP,” also featuring Stallion.
Thanks in part to “Rain On Me,” Grande and Gaga also hold the distinction of leading this year’s pack of VMA nominations, with nine each including video of the year, song of the year and best collaboration.
Hosted by Keke Palmer, the socially-distanced MTV VMAs are set to air Sunday (Aug. 30) at 8 p.m. EST on MTV from throughout New York City.
Check out Ari’s VMAs rehearsal look below.
Ariana Grande Via Instagram Stories pic.twitter.com/RD1nO1QerL
— Ariana Grande Update 🌧 (@ArianatorFallen) August 24, 2020