Rihanna decided to cut her hair short on the spur of the moment.

The 'Cockiness (Love It)' singer debuted short cropped locks at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) yesterday (06.09.12), and while she had been wanted to snip her hair for some time, had originally planned it for after the awards.

Rihanna's long time hairstylist, Ursula Stephan, told Us Weekly: ''We had been talking about going short for a little while now and actually planned to do it the following week, but I just felt like, why wait? Let's do it today.

''And Ri said the same thing. She was ready for her short hair again.''

Rihanna took home the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, for her collaboration with Calvin Harris, 'We Found Love', and on her way back to the seat was stopped by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who kissed her on the lips and gave her a hug.

The 24-year-old singer recently revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey she still has feelings for Chris - whom she split from in 2009 after he beat her.

She said: ''I truly love him. And the main thing for me is that he is at Peace. I'm not at Peace if he is unhappy or he is still lonely. I care.''

However, she also said seeing him at awards shows was particularly awkward.

She added: ''[It's] awkward. My stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain that and suppress it.''