Even though Chris Brown has made it smashingly clear that he doesn't want to talk about the assault on Rihanna, his ex opened up to Rolling Stone with ease about the incident that took place in 2009.

Rihanna revealed she has put the drama with Brown permanently behind her. "We don't have to talk ever again in my life. I just didn't want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did was a personal thing -- it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can't perform at awards shows -- that definitely made it difficult for him."

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The 23-year-old continued to talk about the difficulties she faced in the public eye in the aftermath of domestic violence. "I put my guard up so hard. I didn't want people to see me cry. I didn't want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, 'I'm fine, I'm tough.' I put that up until it felt real."

The "S&M" artist said she is currently single, and dished about her fascination with kinky bedroom play. "Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun. You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your s**t. That's fun to me... I like to be spanked."

Incorporating the use of Internet technology within her relationships, she went on to explain, "When you're not with the person you want to be intimate with, a picture is the next best thing. Well, Skype is safer. But a picture lasts a long time. When you're alone, and those horny moments come up, pictures can be very handy."

The provocative issue hits newsstands Friday.

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