By Lindsay Dreyer
Updated Nov 04, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

When Ariana Grande dropped the music video for her new single "Focus," we immediately assumed the inspiration behind her platinum hair was of the equine variety. Turns out, the 22-year-old singer was not inspired by the My Little Pony franchise but rather by her grandmother, Nonna.

"I wanted to do my ponytail in white for a while, or in a different color," she told ET Online. "I actually was sitting opposite my Nonna and I was like, 'Nonna, I love your white hair. It's so beautiful.'"

And in case you were still wondering, Grande didn't actually dye her chocolate-colored locks white — the look was created with the help of a super believable wig. That's not to say she's opposed to making a more permenant switch the blonde, but until there's a miracle bleach without any side effects she'll be sticking to the Kylie Jenner method.

"I feel like every little project is just like a little character … I definitely have been enjoying switching it up a little more," she said. "I say that with my ponytail that I've been sporting for a year."

Tbh, Ari, it's been more like three years… but who's counting?

Watch the full interview below: