It seems like just yesterday Ariana Grande was the adorable little girl on Victorious.
Nowadays, she's prancing around in little outfits and shakin' what her mama gave her in tiny leotards (you know what we're talking about if you watched the VMAs last night).
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Her performance of "Break Free" followed by "Bang Bang" alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie J reminded us she's hardly the first pop star to use the VMAs as a vehicle to debut a sexed up image. In fact, she's just following in the footsteps of some of the greats:
2008 vs. 2013 (Photo Credits: Getty)
Just in case you need a little reminding (and want to put yourself through pain), the former Disney darling wanted to up the ante on shock value and did this just five years after attending her very first VMAs:
1999 vs. 2000 (Photo Credits: Getty)
Sure, Brit Brit was already pretty effin' hot showing off her bod in crop tops and what not, but it wasn't until 2000 that she really stepped up her sex appeal. Who can forget when she so awesomely stripped off her suit to reveal this nude ensemble? VMA GOLD, PEOPLE:
Just a tad sexier than the year before:
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What a difference a year makes. We're pretty sure Xtina has since burned her threads from 1999. YIKES.
Proof that not all pop stars were good girls from day one. For the very first VMAs back in 1984, Lady M opened — and the rest is TV history:
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You've only learned from the best, Ari.
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