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Nicki Minaj

Snake Gets Booted

Hours Before VMAs

8/24/2014 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj's would be "Anaconda" co-star -- the snake that bit a dancer during Friday's rehearsal -- did not get the chance to strike a second time … and TMZ got the shot of the reptile getting 86'd just hours before the VMAs.

Sources at VMA rehearsals tell us the offending python was at the L.A. Forum today -- just in case Nicki, her team and MTV felt comfortable going forward with the performance as planned.

But we're told the final decision was made to cut the snake a few hours before show time, and handlers loaded the rejected serpent into a container and unceremoniously removed it from the premises.

Sometimes showbiz bites.

By the way, nobody was thinking about the snake once Nicki hit the stage

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redmond13    

The only snake that should ever be allowed at the VMA's is Britney's friend, Banana.

37 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Nicki Minaj should keep his anaconda in his pants. Truth.

37 days ago
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Bridget    

Anyone who watched, knows the snake got cut. Even the articles about the VMA's are boring, lol. They need to get back whoever did the shows in the 90's. Or even the early 2000's. Anyone other then who has been in charge the last ten years.

37 days ago
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itzquiffer    

Sorry snake. Maybe next time...

37 days ago
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Dee    

Gettin' kind a carried away about a snake, aren't ya??

37 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Poor snake didn't want to be part of that crappy strippers parading as artists VMAs show

37 days ago
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Sassybutclassy    

Shame, nicki minaj should have been booted hours before the show than the snake...horrible performance picking her nasty ass wedgie in the middle of it

37 days ago
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Naiad    

There are plenty of realistic robotic snakes that could have been used instead.

37 days ago
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dreamon    

I wonder if the girl who got bit was on her period. Snakes are amphibians, afterall.

36 days ago
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RaShmitha    

thats so old,, but did you guys notice when katy perry said "this is ****" when iggy and rita ora are performing black widow??

36 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

And your telling us this why......?

36 days ago
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CountryGal    

So glad I have MTV blocked on my TV. It sucks so bad.

36 days ago
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Ashton    

Repent of your sins and turn from them and Obey God and read the King James version of the Bible

36 days ago
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Cool Breeze    

They should have kept the snake and booted Nicki Minaj...

36 days ago
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truthtalks    

Micky Garage shuda got booted instead Trashy cow

36 days ago
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