Nicki Minaj Dancer Hospitalized Following Snake Bite at VMAs Rehearsal
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.23.2014
The snake was reportedly non-venomous and non-life threatening…
According to MTV, an unnamed backup dancer for Nicki Minaj was bitten by a snake during a performance of her new single 'Anaconda.' The incident happened at while rehearsing for the MTV VMA Awards on Friday. The snake that bit the dancer was a boa constrictor named Rocky, who was described as, "a non-venomous and non-life threatening breed of snake." The snake's handler said Rocky had been in show business 15-years and had never bitten anyone.
The dancer was treated on site, and then taken to the hospital for further examination. Viacom Media's director of production safety Chris Velvin noted that "an abundance of caution" was taken and that "It is in no way life-threatening, but scary. We wanted her to start getting treatment as soon as possible."