That anaconda DID want some Ã¢â¬â of Nicki Minaj's backup dancerÃ¢â¬Â¦
One of Nicki's dancers was bitten by a snake during the rapper's "Anaconda" rehearsal for the MTV VMAs on Friday, MTV News reported.
The female dancer had a six-foot-long Dumeril's boa constrictor wrapped around her shoulders during the rehearsal, when the snake bit her on the inside of her left arm.
The dancer was treated immediately by an on-site medic and then taken to the hospital for further examination, MTV News reported.
Nicki was on stage when the incident occurred, but not injured, according to the website.
The snake, whose bite is non-venomous, has been used in the entertainment industry for 15 years and hadn't had any prior biting incidents, according to the site.
Nicki's performance will include a different snake, most likely another boa constrictor or a python, the website reported.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday at 9/8c.
-- Erin O'Sullivan