People bring the weirdest things to the VMAs. From meat dresses and hot sauce to monster trucks and elephants, you just never know what will happen.
And though we don’t know if we’ll see a snake in Nicki Minaj’s performance of “Anaconda” at tonight’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards after that rehearsal incident the other day, we do know that snakes have a long history at the show.
Justin’s had plenty of firsts, but he was definitely not the first one to wrap a slithering reptile around his arm at the VMAs. Britney Spears did it a decade earlier at the 2001 show, and her snake was… way bigger.