The pop star walks the black carpet with a baby boa constrictor in his hand

By People Staff
Updated August 29, 2011 02:30 PM
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There’s no shortage of writhing around when it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, and Justin Bieber got his in early – with the help of his new pet snake, Johnson.

Making his way into the MTV ceremony, the 17-year-old pop star posed on the black carpet with his baby boa constrictor in his hand. He was even interviewed by his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and indulged in a moment of innuendo when he told her the pale orange snake’s name with a wink and a kiss. PHOTOS: Justin & Selena: Puppy Love!

Bieber, who also introduced his pet Johnson to Demi Lovato and Paul Rudd, told EW that Johnson might be small now, but “It’ll get, like, four feet. It’s gonna get big.”

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