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Rihanna Tracked Down Her BBHMM Henchman via Instagram


ABC/Lou Rocco

Rihanna wouldn’t have been able to pull off her crazy heist in video for “B***h Better Have My Money” without her henchman.  Now, we’ve learned how Rih tracked down one of her co-stars, Sanam, an artist who Rihanna found on Instagram and then approached via the social networking site to be in the video.

In a new interview with Vice, Sanam reveals that Rihanna sent a private message requesting her to be part of the visual. “The next morning, I went to work, and I got a DM from her on Instagram,” Sanam recalls. “She was like, ‘Hey, I have this idea I want to run by you. I think you’re so f**king rare. Let me know if you’re interested.'”

After speaking to a rep for the production company, Sanam says she was asked fly to Los Angeles the next day. “She followed me on Instagram on a Wednesday night, and then I was in L.A. on Friday morning,” Sanam says. “It was crazy.”

So what was it like hanging out with Rihanna on set?  Sanam replies that Rihanna was “so f**king real and down-to-earth.”

The seven-minute video has racked up 16-million views since its release last week.

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