Apparently, Kehlani specifically cast Aariana Johnson to play the role of her girlfriend in the video and further elaborated on the decision in a post on Instagram:
"There were particular reasons why I chose AJ for this video... this song was inspired by an androgynous woman, and I wanted to find someone who fell in line with that, who was 'hard' yet so so soft," she wrote. "I was asked 'why not use a feminine girl?', but I knew I wanted to honor the inspiration, and paint the picture of the sweet tender aspect that shines through every woman, no matter what."
Kehlani's debut album SweetSexySavage is out now, and the Oakland artist recently was honored with the Rule Breaker award at Billboard's Women in Music 2017.