August 29, 2011 02:30 PM

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.

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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