The tops are already off! Before the red carpet show even began, celebrities started stripping down ahead of MTV's Video Music Awards 2014. 

Kesha got the fun started early on Sunday, Aug. 24, sharing a topless photo of herself via Instagram. The "Crazy Kids" singer, 27, snapped a selfie while sitting in a makeup chair. 

Prepping for the awards show, Kesha posed sans shirt, with her long wavy rainbow-colored hair covering her nipples, but offering a peek of sideboob. The image shows off the many products required for her red carpet arrival, her team of beauty professionals, and her eye-catching bedazzled phone, held by a turquoise-manicured hand. 

"Just doesn't feel right NOT posting a partially nude pre vma look," the singer captioned the photo. "#rainbownakedboob."

Nominated for Best Collaboration at the 2014 VMAs, Kesha will be attending the show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. alongside other famous faces. The nominations are led by Beyonce and Iggy Azalea, who will both also be performing. 

Kesha is up for Best Collaboration for "Timber" with Pitbull, competing against Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea for "Problem," Beyonce and Jay Z for "Drunk in Love," Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Tyga for "Loyal," Eminem and Rihanna for "The Monster," and Katy Perry and Juicy J for "Dark Horse."