Ariana Grande Ditches Ponytail in Sexy "Dangerous Woman" Video

This may be the singer's sexiest music clip yet

By Corinne Heller Mar 31, 2016 2:52 PMTags
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman" VideoRepublic Records

Ariana Grande, is that you?

The 22-year-old pop star has ditched her signature 'do, again, this time for her new music video "Dangerous Woman." Grande appears by herself in the clip, one of her sexiest yet. She leaves her hair down in loose waves and black, lace lingerie, paired with a lace black choker, as she showcases sultry poses and dances seductively—and also shows off her booty.

The "Dangerous Woman" video was posted on YouTube Wednesday, more than two weeks after the single.

While she has mostly worn full ponytails with wavy or straightened locks in her music videos and performances, Grande has occasionally let her hair down. Last September, she even shared selfies on Instagram showing her with her natural curls.

In her "Focus" music video, released last October, Grande had sported a half-ponytail and a white wig, which appeared to change color throughout. She also wore her hair in a half ponytail in her "One Last Time" clip, released in February 2015. 

In an interview on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest earlier this month, Grande talked about her personal growth and evolution, as well as "Dangerous Woman."

"I feel like when I started putting out music, I was 16, 17 years old and now I'm 22 and I've grown so much and I've learned so much," she said. "I feel like this song represents more accurately where I'm at now and I feel like I want the title to represent where I'm at as well."

"I want it to be strong and empowering because I feel like I've come into my own a little bit, whereas before I think I was afraid to be myself and make decisions and speak out about things I'm passionate about because I thought it would make me experience some of the stereotypes that women 'in power' often face, you know, like, 'diva' and all this stuff," she added. "But what it really is is just a woman in charge, like she's really just knows what she wants and gets it done and believes in what she believes in and is honest and I don't think there's any negative connotation that belongs with that."

The single "Dangerous Woman" is featured on Grande third studio album of the same name, which is set to hit stores on May 20.

"The album is definitely the next step for me," she said. "It still sounds like me but it feels like a more mature, evolved version. There's a nice blend of the R&B vibes and a nice blend of pop vibes and the whole body work is a little darker and sexier and more mature. I'm really proud of it. I feel like there's definitely been an evolution. Like a personal one and it's represented in my music."