Saturday, August 23, 2014
Nicki Minaj's dancer 'gets bitten by 6ft long snake' while rehearsing for MTV Video Music Awards
Rehearsal gone wrong: Nicki Minaj's dancer apparently got bitten by a snake during a run-through for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards on Friday. She is pictured here in May
The website claims the dancer was rushed to hospital after being bitten and is currently receiving medical treatment.
It is believed the snake was an anaconda. The non-venomous reptiles can still cause dangerous infections by spreading bacteria.
It is unknown if the snake will still be used in the performance, but TMZ reports it was taken away from the run-through in a container after biting Nicki’s dancer.
New song: The singer was rehearsing her performance of Anaconda when the alleged incident occurred
The 31-year-old would not be the first star to appear on stage with a snake at the VMAs.
Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of I’m A Slave 4 U is still famous after she kicked off the song with a yellow python wrapped around her neck.
The VMAs is no stranger to risqué antics on stage, from Britney and Madonna’s liplock in 2003 to Miley Cyrus’ infamous twerking session with Robin Thicke in 2013.
Scary: It is believed the snake was an anaconda. They are not venomous but can cause infections by spreading bacteria
Nicki debuted the very raunchy video for Anaconda earlier this week, and no doubt has been planning a performance that's just as shocking.
Anaconda is Nicki's second single from her upcoming album The Pinkprint, which still does not have a release date.
The record's first track, Pills N Potions, was released in May.
Famous performance: Britney Spears had a python wrapped around her neck while singing I'm A Slave 4 U at the 2001 VMAs.