The newest single "Russian Roulette" off of Rihanna's latest
Headlines circulate about Rihanna’s fashion choices just as much as her music, and her latest single “Russian Roulette” is sure to cause headlines regarding both of these.
For the cover of this single, the 21-year-old singer is posing topless, and the only thing that is keeping this from being sold exclusively at your local porn shop, is the barbed wire that is wrapped around her. Encasing her breast and saving her “modesty,” the painful attire is also wrapped around her waist, chest, neck and shoulders. Can you say ouch!
The menacing look is completed with a rusty chain, an eye patch, slicked back hair, and the letter “R” which gives the impression of a very dangerous knife. (This is “R” off of the “Rated – R” album which this song will be included on) The title of the song “Russian Roulette,” is in red and the last “e” appears to be bleeding.
Rihanna has also been seen filming a video for another song off this album and reports are coming in that this album cover is just a hint of what is on the inside.
The following is a blog posting on Rihanna’s MySpace page:
THE WAIT IS OVA!!!
RIHANNA’s NEW ALBUM - RATED R - HITS MONDAY, NOV. 23rd
“Russian Roulette,” first new single pick –written by Ne-Yo – launches worldwide Oct. 20th on radio and on official Rihanna website
“Russian Roulette” video to premiere on ABC-TV
Long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s worldwide multi-platinum Good Girl Gone Bad
(October 20, 2009 – New York, NY) The wait is ova – for one of the most hotly anticipated new albums in recent history, as multi-platinum, award-winning Def Jam recording artist Rihanna announces the completion of her fourth original studio album, Rated R, scheduled to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on Monday, November 23rd.
Rated R’s first single pick, “Russian Roulette” will be launched at 11:23am EST on October 20th worldwide on http://rihannanow.com . The “Russian Roulette” video, directed by Anthony Mandler, will premiere in prime-time on ABC.
“Russian Roulette” was written and produced by fellow Def Jam artist Ne-Yo, whose long track record with Rihanna includes the #1 hit “Unfaithful” (2006, from A Girl Like Me), their Top 10 duet “Hate That I Love You” (2007, from Good Girl Gone Bad), and #1 pop/ #1 R&B “Take A Bow” (2008, from Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded). In addition to Ne-Yo, other producers and writers on Rihanna’s new album include the team of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, Chase & Status, Stargate, Justin Timberlake and more.
Rated R is the long-awaited follow-up to Good Girl Gone Bad (May 2007), which contained the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the MTV VMA and Grammy Award-winning global #1 hit “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” (featuring Ne-Yo), and “Don't Stop the Music.” Good Girl Gone Bad spent 98 total weeks on the Soundscan chart, earned cumulative sales of more than 36-times platinum in at least 20 territories around the world, and spun off the CD+DVD package Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (January 2009) – which continued the string of hits with the #1 “Take A Bow,” and the #1 “Disturbia.”
Good Girl Gone Bad was the third album release in less than two years by the 21-year old Barbados native Rihanna. It followed-up 2006’s RIAA platinum A Girl Like Me, which contained the back-to-back hits, “S.O.S.” and “Unfaithful”; and her RIAA gold debut from 2005, Music Of the Sun, featuring the world-wide smash, “Pon De Replay.”