Singer Kellie Pickler is threatening to spice up the upcoming Country Music Awards by getting her python out.
The pretty blonde is keen to emulate Britney Spears' Slave 4 U performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001 when she belts out an uptempo number with her pet snake draped around her.
Pickler says, "We would spice up country music."
But the singer admits her reptile pet is too small to put around her neck: "She's little... She wraps around my wrist like a bangle."
Pickler insists on taking her new baby python on the road with her - because people leave her alone when she's on her tourbus: "I have my snake cage and my cat and my dog and everybody's scared to come on the bus now, because they know I have this python."