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6 September 2012, 17:07
The 'Where Have You Been' singer unveils radical new look ahead of tonight's ceremony in Los Angeles.
Rihanna has unveiled a new hair cut ahead of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in Los Angeles tonight (6th September).
The 'We Found Love' singer was spotted sporting the new cropped hairstyle backstage as the final preparations were being put into place for the event at the Staples Center.
Casually dressed in a white Celine t-shirt and blue-washed jeans, RiRi smiled for photographers as she finished her rehearsals.
Rihanna's radical new hair is arguably the shortest hairdo the singer has ever sported, and follows her recent looks as a blonde, redhead and brunette.
Rihanna smiles for the cameras as she prepares to perform at the MTV VMAs 2012 tonight: (picture: X17 Online)
Rihanna, Drake and Katy Perry are the frontrunners for this year's MTV Video Music Awards with five nominations each for Rihanna and Drake and four for Katy Perry.
UK boy band One Direction's debut US hit 'What Makes You Beautiful' has helped them score nods for Best New Artist and Best Pop Video, while The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' also earned them a nomination in the former category.