One of Nicki Minaj's backing dancers was hospitalized after she was bitten by a snake during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards, according to a U.S. report.
The Super Bass hitmaker is scheduled to perform her new single Anaconda during the music prizegiving ceremony on Sunday and was rehearsing for the live show with her dancers and a large snake this week.
Minaj and her team were onstage as the six-foot reptile slithered up to a female performer and sunk its fangs into her, according to TMZ.com.
The dancer was taken to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment and the snake was removed from the stage. Her injury is not believed to be serious.