Large Snake Bites One of Nicki Minaj’s Backup Dancers During ‘VMA’ Rehearsal: Report

Not since Britney Spears infamous 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” has a snake taken center stage at MTV’s annual music video awards show and it looks like it might stay that way for a while.

Both TMZ and People are reporting that a large snake bit one of Nicki Minaj’s backup dancers as they were rehearsing her dirrty new single “Anaconda” for tomorrow’s Video Music Awards.

The dancer, who hasn’t been named, was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution against possible bacterial infection. It does appear that the 6-foot long snake, which may or may not have been an anaconda, wasn’t venomous.

You’ll have to tune in tomorrow to see whether or not the snake makes it to air, but either way we’re sure no one will be looking at anything other than Nicki’s, ahem, assets.