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Rihanna Found The Badass Desi Babe In Her Video On Instagram

Sanam won't take your shit.

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Her name is actually Sanam, and she was discovered by Rihanna via Instagram.

She's actually a visual artist and works in a plant store — she'd never acted before "BBHMM."

These are a couple of pieces she's working on.

In an interview with Vice, the Seattle resident recalled that Rihanna had actually been nervous to message her.

"The first day I met her, I was like, "How did you find me?' She was like, 'I saw you on my Explore page.' ... She was like, '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?'"

And filming with Rih was a charm.

It was, says Sanam, "the best week of my life."

"I remember we went into her trailer so she could give us a 'yes' or 'no' on what we were wearing, and she was like, 'Do you need anything? Do you want me to get some medicine or something?'" she told Vice.

So while she might try to murder her accountant and his wife in her music videos, Rihanna's a total sweetheart in real life, says Sanam.

"She's so sweet. She was showering us with compliments. She is so fucking real and down-to-earth, which is the corniest thing to say about a famous person, but she really is."