It looks like Nicki Minaj's backup dancers have some occupational hazards. While rehearsing for the upcoming MTV VMA performance, a 6 foot long Boa named "Ricky" latched on to one of the dancers' left arm. The dancer was sent to the hospital shortly after mostly for precautionary reasons.

 

The accident happened while "Ricky" was wrapped around the dancer's shoulders, and just in case you were wondering, Boas aren't venomous & the bite is not life threatening. 

 

Nicki was on stage when the bite occurred and as soon as it happened she asked, "Did she get bit by the snake??" and then rushed right over the the young woman's side!

If you haven't seen the video for "Anaconda" just take a look: