Taylor Swift danced like nobody was watching Sunday during her .
The pop-country starlet sang her new single “Shake It Off” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. and brought down the house with her bouncy, boisterous moves.
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But at one point Swift climbed atop a giant, lit sign that read “1989,” which is both the name of her new album and the 25-year-old’s birth year, and looked down the ledge from the stage as she joked: “I don’t care if it’s VMAs, I’m not jumping off. People are getting bit by snakes it’s dangerous.”
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The reference was to an accident that occurred during the Friday rehearsal of Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda,” when one of her back-up dancers was rushed to the hospital after being bitten by a real life snake.
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