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VMA 2016: Ariana Grande manages to make SoulCycle look fun

Ariana Grande, otherwise known as Mariah Carey's doughnut-licking, bunny ear–wearing Babadook, is at the point of her career where she wants us to remind us that she is a sexual woman. This was evident at the 2016 VMAs, when the singer performed "Side to Side" — a song about female empowerment — on a set of stationary bikes.

On these magical bikes, the singer and her dancers performed various interpretative cardio-inspired dance moves while wearing skimpy costumes. It's basically a naughty riff on the exercise phenomenon known as SoulCycle.

Midway into Grande's performance, Nicki Minaj joined to help close the song; male dancers pantomimed oral sex on the two while Minaj and Grande pushed their heads away. (This doesn't happen at SoulCycle.)