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Nicki's 'Anaconda' Dancer Bitten by Snake at Rehearsal | Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Backup Dancer Bitten by Snake During VMA Rehearsal

Originally posted 08/23/2014 11:45AM

If Nicki Minaj's sexually charged, booty-exposing "Anaconda" video didn't already grab enough pre-MTV Video Music Awards headlines, a real-live snake set to be used during her performance has created some slithering news.

During a Friday rehearsal, one of Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky who was being used as a prop during the song, MTV reported. Minaj was onstage and rushed to her dancer's side after the bite occurred.

Even though the snake wasn't venomous, the female dancer was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and then taken to the hospital to prevent a bacterial infection "out of an abundance of caution," Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, told MTV.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot Butts Into Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' Furor

Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:00PM

With the help of one Sir Mix-A-Lot sample and lots and lots of twerking, Nicki Minaj stole the buzz from right under Taylor Swift's nose.

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Beyoncé References Elevator Incident in New Remix with Nicki Minaj

Beyoncé References Elevator Incident in New Remix with Nicki Minaj

Originally posted 08/03/2014 10:30AM

Beyoncé did what she does best – that would be surreptitiously releasing new and excellent music – late Saturday night, debuting a remix of "Flawless" that seemingly references the famous Met Gala elevator brawl between husband Jay Z and sister Solange.

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Nicki Minaj Gets Low, Bares Butt in NSFW Album Art

Nicki Minaj Gets Low, Bares Butt in NSFW Album Art

Originally posted 07/24/2014 04:05PM

See the star's extremely impressive assets for her "Anaconda" single

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Taylor Swift, Coldplay and More to Headline iHeartRadio Music Festival

Ryan Seacrest Announces iHeartRadio Music Festival Lineup

Originally posted 07/23/2014 07:15PM

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup was announced Wednesday – and it's packed with the industry's finest.

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Nicki Minaj Steals the Show with BET Awards Acceptance Speech

Originally posted 06/30/2014 01:35PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Nicki Minaj took home her fifth straight BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist on Sunday night, but it’s her impassioned acceptance speech that really stole the show.

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Your Weekly Horoscope: Don't Overthink It – Shine On Like Nicki Minaj

Your Weekly Horoscope: Don't Overthink It – Shine On Like Nicki Minaj

Originally posted 04/28/2014 06:00AM

Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)Celebrate birthday season with a new strategy for nailing it this year, Taurus style. Don't fight change – it's inevitable. Miranda Lambert designs shoes now and Drew Carey's dreams of dance stardom are over. What will your new and improved manifestations be?

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Nicki Minaj Goes Bikini Crazy on Instagram – See the Photos

Nicki Minaj Goes Bikini Crazy on Instagram – See the Photos

Originally posted 03/12/2014 04:45PM

See the singer's snaps and more stars who are sharing pics in their swimsuits

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Editor's Take: Britney's Vegas Prep, Fiery Celeb Feuds and More Top Stories

Editor's Take: Britney's Vegas Prep, Fiery Celeb Feuds and More Top Stories

Originally posted 11/14/2013 12:50PM

The latest scoop on the hottest stories of the day

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Mariah Carey: American Idol Was Like 'Working In Hell'

Mariah Carey Hated Working at American Idol

Originally posted 11/13/2013 05:00PM

You can't blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn't hold back when asked about her time as a judge on American Idol admitting, "Honestly, I hated it."

The singer, who butted heads with fellow judge Nicki Minaj on the most recent season of the reality show, told Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that the experience wasn't at all what she thought it would be like when she signed on.

"I thought it was going to be a three-person panel," she admitted, thinking she'd have fun working with her longtime friend Randy Jackson. "But it wasn't that."

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