Desi Girl Sanam Got A Role In Rihanna’s New Music Video Through Her Instagram Account

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2:15 pm 10 Jul, 2015


A clip from the music video

Rihanna’s new music video ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, or BBHMM for short, has been generating a lot of comments, not only for its rather violent theme but also due to the presence of  desi girl, Sanam, who Rihanna found via Instagram.

Sanam is a 25-year-old plant seller from Seattle who likes to make art. She ended up in the music video after Rihanna followed her on Instagram.


Thinking bout why yall keep leaving dumb ass comments on my pictures as if I won’t block u

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“When I refreshed my notifications, she had unfollowed me, so I was sad about it. Then two weeks later, she followed me again. The next morning, I went to work, and I got a DM from her on Instagram.” Later, Rihanna told Sanam that after finding the Instagram, “… 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.”

“She (Rihanna) was like, ‘Hey, i have this idea i want to run by you. I think you’re so f*****g rare. Let me know if you’re interested.’”


It’s lit #BBHMM

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“I had no idea what she was talking about. I was just freaking out, because Rihanna is messaging me on Instagram, telling me that she thinks I’m cool.” Asked about her opinion of Rihanna, Sanam said that Riri was “sweet”, “down to earth” and kept “showering us with compliments”.

Sanam’s life hasn’t changed much though. She is still working at her plant selling job and most of her customers don’t recognize her.


Just chillin in a hot tub in the middle of the woods listening 2 drake hbu

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See more of Sanam on her Instagram account. And here, of course:


I left work sick af but still managed to look this good somehow????

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u gotta rub me da right way

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The mayos are really trying me today

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#tbt INDIA

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