50 Cent "begged" R&B beauty Kelly Rowland to star in his new music video after a chance meeting in California.
The hip-hop star was getting ready to film the promo for his upcoming single Baby By Me when he ran into Rowland in Los Angeles.
The encounter made 50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - determined to hire the singer as his onscreen love interest, and he refused to let her leave town until she agreed.
He says, "I actually ran into her, I said, 'Wow! It'll be great if I could get her to come tomorrow (and film the video).' Kelly was getting ready to fly back to Miami. I was lucky enough to catch her. I kinda (sic) begged my way into her doing it. I didn't want to do the normal video situation, where you have the vixen or somebody no one knows from anywhere. I think it intensifies the whole song."