The director of the “Russian Roulette” video is Anthony Mandler. Filming of “Russian Roulette” started on October 23, 2009. Filming took two full days. The video premiered on ABC’s 20/20 on November 13, 2009.
The video features Rihanna in different situations. First Rihanna is in a room where strange men are trying receive information from her. Then Rihanna remembers sitting at a table with her love interest (Jesse Williams), in the woods where a car runs her over, and underwater where she is being “shot”. At the end of the video her love interest dies, from being shot. The video was nominated for Best Female Video in the MTV Japan Video Music Awards 2010.