Ariana Grande Confesses VMA Nerves: “I’m Super Anxious Before These Kinds of Things”

Posted Saturday August 23, 2014 9:29 AM GMT

It’s going to be an amazing evening of pop music madness when the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards kicks off on Sunday, August 24th, and Ariana Grande is a little apprehensive about the whole ordeal.

As the opener for the night, the 21-year-old “Problem” songstress is equal parts thrilled and terrified about the gig.

Grande told Entertainment Tonight, "I'm super anxious before these kinds of things because it's so nerve wracking. I'm still not the best on the red carpet. That is still something that I'm working on, but I'm not as anxious anymore."

As for the paparazzi, "They're so much nicer to me now, but [the Grammys] was so crazy. Somebody started a rumor that I was crying on the red carpet, but I wasn't."

Furthermore, Ariana is looking forward to seeing her “Bang Bang” buddies Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. "I love [Nicki's] personality. I love Jesse's personality. They're both so full out with feeling. I love them so much. Jesse is always singing, which is my favorite thing because so am I, and Nicki is hilarious. I love her. She's so sassy."

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