Boa bites dancer during rehearsal for Nicki Manaj's 'Anaconda' at VMAs

August 23, 2014 6:51 PM

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Boa bites dancer during rehearsal for Nicki Manaj's 'Anaconda' at VMAs

(CNN) -- A 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement from MTV.

The female dancer, who was not identified by Viacom representatives, was treated immediately on the spot by a medic at The Forum in Los Angeles and later sent to a local hospital for treatment, Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media, told CNN. Her injuries were not life-threate...

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