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Snake bites Nicki Minaj backup dancer during 'Anaconda' VMA rehearsal
Snake bites Nicki Minaj backup dancer during 'Anaconda' VMA rehearsal

Nicki Minaj’s rehearsal for the MTV Video Music Awards took an unexpected turn Friday night when a massive snake bit one of her backup dancers.  The 6-foot-long boa constrictor, used as a prop during Minaj’s performance of “Anaconda,” sank its teeth into the inside of a backup dancer’s left arm while it hung around her shoulders, according to MTV News. The dancer was swiftly treated by an on-site medic and later moved to a local hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks. “It is in no way life-threatening, but scary.” While the snake is nonvenomous, a bite...

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