Ariana Grande play it safe in black as she’s overwhelmed by red carpet fans

Ariana looked chic as she hit the red carpet for the MTV EMA Awards – but it’s a world away from her usual style.

Channelling a super-sleek vibe with a long, black dress the singer flashed the flesh with some well-placed cut out panels.

Ariana is known for her confident stage presence and she’s no doubt got something up her sleeve for her live performance on the show tonight.

The singer admitted to MTV that she feels more comfortable performing in front of millions than she does on the red carpet.

“I was really nervous to walk the red carpet today.

“But as I was walking the fans were singing Break Free really loud and it made me really happy.

“But I like being on stage that’s my favourite part.”

The crowd broke into the popstar’s hit as she posed with fans for selfies, and it clearly overwhelmed the singer as she was serenaded by onlookers.

Hosted by Nicki Minaj, it’s sure to be an eventful evening – and a busy one at that – with a grand total of 17 awards to hand out.

Katy Perry is up for a whopping seven awards while Ariana is H๏τ on her heels with six nominations.

One Direction are also up for a host of awards, finding themselves up against fellow boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer in the award for Best Pop act.