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Rihanna is taking a very life-threatening chance with the man in the song by playing Russian roulette with him. Clearly the man in the song doesn't care about her life by making her play the game although she says she is "not leaving. After her unfortunate incident the song is a hindsight understanding of her relationship with Chris Brown where she in actually risked her life in staying with him. She must have contemplated death that night of the brutal incident and this is the song reflecting on those events and the person she was with. It took me a while but it is very easy to figure out. It could be a human talking to God, please listen to the song carefully. Of course I could be wrong.
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It premiered on radio stations worldwide on October 20, , and was released as the album's lead single on October 27 through Def Jam Recordings. Lyrically, the single is about an abusive romantic relationship that ended abruptly. Music critics noted the lyrical theme to be a response to the domestic violence case between Rihanna and her former boyfriend, singer Chris Brown. It reached the top-ten in over twenty countries worldwide including number one in the Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, and Switzerland. The song's music video was shot by director Anthony Mandler , a frequent collaborator of Rihanna's, and depicts her playing a game of the titular Russian roulette with her love interest played by American actor Jesse Williams. Other scenes include Rihanna in the woods where she is run over by a car, in a gas chamber, in a padded cell, and shots being fired at her underwater.
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