"Russian Roulette" is a song performed by Barbadian singer Rihanna. Written and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, the song serves as the lead single from Rihanna's fourth studio album Rated R. It premiered on radio October 20, 2009. The lyrics metaphorically refer to the game of love in which you take chances even though anyone can get hurt. In an interview with Fuse, Rihanna called the song "poetry" and not literally about a game of russian roulette. Read more on Last.fm.