Ariana Grande has talked a lot about her frustrations with Nickelodeon, but we had no clue Sam & Cat influenced her kissing! The singer told Marie Claire that she wanted "a really distinct difference" between Cat Valentine and her personality as an artist — which is why she's always kissing guys in her music videos.

Ariana revealed that she got super-cozy with Mac Miller in her earlier music video, "The Way," because she wanted to break free from her Nickelodeon days.

"I made out with a rapper in the video [for 'The Way']. I made the point I wanted to make," she said. "And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people."

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We think this explains why Ariana has been seen making out with a lot of guys in her music videos! She recently included a kissing scene with Chris Brown in "Don't Be Gone Too Long."

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We also spotted her getting cozy with Patrick Schwarzenegger in a pool for "Right There."

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And in "Almost Is Never Enough," she was snuggling up with Nathan Sykes on the couch.

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While we totally support Ariana's decision to kiss whoever she wants, we hope she doesn't feel pressure to kiss guys just so we know she's different from her old character, Cat. It almost seems like we can't find a music video where Ariana isn't kissing her co-star. We definitely know the difference now!

Do you think Ariana needs to make out with guys to let people know she's different than her Sam & Cat character? Tell us in the comments!

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