According to Rihanna producer Chuck Harmony, the singer’s latest offering is that of a pop icon and should be looked at as such… “‘Russian Roulette’ is definitely taking her to another level. I think she’s a pop icon, so her music should reflect that,” Harmony told MTV. Harmony’s statement comes just days after “Russian Roulette” stormed the net and radio, causing a near crash of Twitter and hitting #1 on search engines like Yahoo. While Harmony’s stance is simply that of a producer speaking his mind, it does come at at point where many are questioning the tempo and choice of the song. As reported on Singersroom Wednesday, several music enthusiasts questioned the song choice, calling it “…a bad song for the first single”. According to Harmony however, “Russian Roulette” is indicative of Rihanna’s growth as an artist. “I think Rihanna has captured what her old fans are used to, as well as the growth of an artist. ‘Russian Roulette,’ to me, is a shining example of her growth and her artistic expression,” says Harmony. “Russian Roulette” will make its debut on the charts next week.