Nicki Minaj’s Backup Dancer Was Bitten By Boa Constrictor During Her VMA Rehearsal

08.23.14 3 years ago 17 Comments



Nicki Minaj’s softcore porn, otherwise known as her “Anaconda” video, seems to be all the rage these days. It’s sparked polar opposite reactions from the, well, “Quagmire from Family Guy” side and the “moral decay” community (which always means you’re officially a hot button topic). But Nicki’s moving forward either way and is expected to perform the controversial cut at tomorrow’s MTV Video Music Awards.

She may be one dancer short though since a back-up dancer was bitten by a six-foot boa constrictor during rehearsals. From MTV:

A six-foot-long snake bit a dancer during a Friday afternoon (August 22) rehearsal for Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Nicki was on stage when the incident occurred, but was not injured when the snake bit the female dancer.

According to Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, the snake’s handler was watching the entire performance and the woman was treated immediately by an on-site medic. The dancer was transported to a local hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” Velvin said, though the wound was treated on site and is not life-threatening.

The snake, a Dumeril’s boa constrictor named Rocky who has been in the entertainment business for 15 years, bit the woman on the inside of her left arm and was removed from the stage by its handler after the incident. At press time the plan was to use a different snake, either another boa or a python, for Sunday’s live VMA performance.

Who knows, maybe Rocky just wasn’t feeling it yesterday? Maybe he and his ol’ lady had an argument before leaving the cage and he finally snapped? Or maybe he was just hungry? In the immortal words of Desus, “gotta hear both sides.”

Aside from the initial shock by being bitten by the six-foot silent killer the dancer was fine, with a reportedly very concerned Minaj by her side. Please note that Boa constrictor’s aren’t venomous, for those who didn’t grow up watching The Discovery Channel like your boy here. Now lets get back to the GIFs, shall we?

(Via MTV)

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