The female dancer was immediately treated on the spot by a medic and then transported to a local hospital. The bite is non-venomous but they made sure that there is no chance of infection.
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 according to MTV News.
Nicki quickly approached the dancer to check on her if she’s ok. “Did she get bit by the snake?”, Minaj said.
They plan to use a different snake, either another boa or a python, for Sunday’s live VMA performance.