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.)