The last time we saw an artist take to the MTV Video Music Awards stage with a snake, it was Britney Spears’ 2001 “I’m A Slave 4 U” performance, but it looks as though Nicki Minaj will also have a few slithery creatures joining her this weekend as well.
And it makes sense since her new single is titled, “Anaconda.”
But having reptiles on stage doesn’t always come without drama!
Yesterday, while the Head Barb was rehearsing for this weekend’s MTV VMAs, one of her dancers was reportedly bitten by a snake.
The six-foot boa constrictor was allegedly draped over the dancer’s shoulders when it bit her on the inside of her arm.
According to its handlers, it was the first time in the snake’s 15-year careerdoing shows that this has happened.
Luckily for the dancer, boa constrictors are non-venomous and her injuries aren’t life threatening. Still, she was treated for the bite and taken to the hospital just to be on the safe side.
MTV reports that the show will go on with the use of another boa or a python.
With Nicki’s rumored performance of “Anaconda” and Beyoncé performing a 15-minute medley of her visual album, it seems as though we will have a lot to talk about on Monday.
Will you be watching the MTV VMAs tomorrow night?
Throwback: Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U” MTV VMAs performance.