Rihanna Found Her 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Co-Star on Instagram

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A still from Rihanna's 2015 music video "Bitch Better Have My Money"

Rihanna's NSFW "Bitch Better Have My Money" music video features a few recognizable faces in its cast -- actors Mads Mikkelsen and Eric Roberts and model Rachel Roberts -- but at least one of the 7-minute clip's stars had absolutely no experience in front of any camera other than her smart phone's lens. 

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RiRi discovered her badass Desi henchwoman on Instagram, Vice reports, Internet stalking her a bit before even reaching out about the video. Her name is Sanam and she's a 25-year-old Seattle resident who works at a plant store and also is a painter and drawer.

Rihanna randomly found a selfie Sanam posted a few months ago and eventually direct messaged her about a new project, according to Sanam. A few days later, she was in Los Angeles shooting the video. 

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"When we were down there, the first day I met her, I was like, 'How did you find me?'" Sanam told Vice of her experience with the pop star. "She was like, 'I saw you on my Explore page.' She saw that picture of me where I was wearing my nath and my tika. She was like, 'I just thought you were so cool, and I was like, I don't know if I should message her or not. I don't know if she's going to be down.' I'm just sitting there, like, 'Are you crazy? How could you be nervous to message me?'"

Read the full interview here