Nicki Minaj just turned up the heat…to the extreme!
The 31-year-old rapper kicked off the MTV Video Music Awards with a sexy (and downright wild) performance of "Anaconda."
Wearing a bright sequined two-piece outfit, Minaj was able to put on a show filled with twerking, grinding and even a taste of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."
One thing noticeably missing from the performance: Snakes!
After one of Minaj's backup dancers got bit by a 6-foot boa constrictor during rehearsals, the rapper opted to pass on the creatures during her live performance.