Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten By Snake During “Anaconda” VMA Rehearsal: Report

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Nicki Minaj Snake Bite

By Shari Weiss

Nicki Minaj Snake Bite

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A backup dancer for Nicki Minaj was reportedly bitten by an anaconda during a MTV Video Music Awards rehearsal on Friday.

According to TMZ, the snake bit the unidentified dancer on stage as Minaj was doing a run-through for Sunday’s “Anaconda” performance. The performer was rushed to the hospital, where she’s currently being treated in case of infection.

It’s unclear if Minaj’s routine will still feature the snake.

As VMAs super fans will recall, Britney Spears danced with a boa constrictor at the 2001 ceremony — see video below.

We wish Minaj’s dancer a speedy recovery.

Note: Video no longer available.

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