While rehearsing onstage this weekend for her MTV Video Music Awards performance on Friday, a giant snake bit one of Nicki Minajís backup dancers.
The six-foot-long boa constrictor called Rocky locked his jaw on the inside of the dancerís left arm while Minaj practiced the performance for her new song, ďAnaconda.Ē
According to Chris Velvin, the Director of Production Safety for Viacom Media Networks, after being treated by an on-site medic, the backup dancer was taken to a local hospital out of ďan abundance of caution.Ē
The accident occurred when Rocky was hanging from the dancerís shoulders. The snake is non-venomous and the womanís injuries are reportedly not life threatening.
Minaj was onstage while the attack occurred and was not injured. Immediately after the bite, Minaj asked, ďDid she get bit by the snake?Ē and rushed to see if the dancer was harmed.
This wasnít the only odd sight at the VMA events on Friday night. While performing ďFancyĒ at a HIV/AIDS benefit concert, Iggy Azalea fell totally off the stage. She was helped back up immediately by security guards and was ďvery blessedí she didnít break her legs.
We can only hope that the actual VMA show goes considerably smoother on Monday