A great philosopher once asked: if Ariana Grande no longer has her iconic ponytail, was she ever actually Ariana Grande?!Well, my dear readers, we have finally reached the cultural impasse where we can finally get the answer to that question. At the time of writing this, Ariana has chopped off her ponytail, or removed the extensions - or both. I don't need to know the specific hair math, I just know it's much shorter, and her scores of fans are freaking out!She posted a photo on Instagram of her lopped hair, and it looks super cute (which makes sense, because she is legally required to look cute). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Nov 15, 2018 at 4:28pm PSTWhile the ponytail will always have a place in our hearts, a lot of people are ready for whatever season of pop hits Ariana's new hair may usher in.https://twitter.com/BlaineDaiki/status/1063174794663858177?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fbenhenry%2Fariana-grande-short-hairhttps://twitter.com/bodystears/status/1063174236020359169https://twitter.com/remdropsz/status/1063171246563692544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fbenhenry%2Fariana-grande-short-hairAriana: *cuts hair*The fandom: pic.twitter.com/IZugFM4r6c— kiki (@hyunsbinnie) November 15, 2018 https://twitter.com/stonemohn/status/1063176111948025857ariana with short hair rt if you agree pic.twitter.com/NBqjSCHb8J— davey 🐒 (@getwelldavey) November 15, 2018 i stan ariana grande w short hair. pic.twitter.com/BiPnQIIxHK— fan account (@sweeccessful) November 15, 2018 ariana grande .... with short hair !!???? 2018 is ... insane pic.twitter.com/8DolElYXbr— mol (@onelovemol) November 15, 2018 Even Demi Lovato piped in to compliment Ariana's new do. View this post on Instagram Hi Demi, we love you. #CommentsByCelebs A post shared by Comments By Celebs (@commentsbycelebs) on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:24pm PSTWhile this change feels huge, Ariana does always have the option to bring the ponytail back with extensions if she misses her classic look. I'll need another week of her with short hair to TRULY know if the ponytail is dead and gone. Either way, it's good to see Ariana continue to move on after her broken engagement to Pete Davidson.