The MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday night and as usual, it’s bound to see some controversial performances.
Things took a sour turn for Nicki Minaj on Friday (August 22nd) when a 6ft long snake apparently bit one of her dancers. TMZ reports that the singer was rehearsing her latest song, “Anaconda” and a snake was part of the planned performance at the upcoming ceremony.
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 the reports say it was taken away from the run-through in a container after biting Nicki’s dancer.
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.
Britney Spears performing ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’ at the VMAs in 2001
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