During rehearsals for Nicki Minaj's upcoming VMA performance of new single, "Anaconda," a backup dancer was bitten by a 6-foot snake after she startled the reptile on stage, according to a report by TMZ.
The dancer, whose name is unknown, is being treated at a local hospital in Los Angeles.
The snake, according to the L.A. Fire Department, was a boa constrictor.
It's unknown whether the snake will still be featured in Minaj's performance on Sunday.
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