Nicki Minaj's backing dancer has reportedly been bitten by a snake while rehearsing for Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.

TMZ are reporting that a six-foot-long Anaconda snake bit the dancer during yesterday's rehearsals for Minaj's new single, called Anaconda - hence the snake.

Although the snake is not poisonous, the dancer was rushed to hospital as they can cause blood infections.

Anaconda is Nicki's second single from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint.