Rihanna Debuts A Black Pixie Cut At The 2012 Video Music Awards Rehearsal!

Rihanna shows off her new short hair at VMA rehearsal last night.
Photo: John Shearer/Invision for MTV

We’re counting on the stars to whip out surprises during the VMAs– that much is given. But leave it to Rihanna to one-up literally everyone else and pull a major fast one the NIGHT BEFORE the show! (Nice one, Riri.) She clearly couldn’t wait until tonight’s opening performance with A$AP Rocky to show off her brand-new pixie hair, so she debuted her seriously daring cut at last night’s rehearsal in L.A. It’s a short, sleek crop, with bangs reaching upper-forehead level and a little big of shag over the ears…it’s chic AND spunky, and we’re kind of in awe. The singer is no stranger to switching up her beauty and style game for the VMAs but who would’ve ever thought she’d pull a Miley and go super short?! Um, no way… especially considering her beloved ponytail-and-hat combo as of late.

She pulled out all the fashion stops last night as well, with a casual-look mashup of a Celine tee shirt with the sleeves rolled up, ripped baggy jeans, and Cleveland Cavalier-edition Air Jordan #4’s. And although she’s channeling the ’90s with a gold Celine choker, you can still see her neck tattoos peeking through, lending the outfit some extra edge. Definitely into it. The best part is, this spontaneous fashion show is only a tiny sneak preview of the epic look Rihanna will work on the VMA red carpet later tonight, so stay tuned for the inevitable awesomeness to come. And in the meantime, tell us what you think of her new look!

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