Rihanna Talks Chris Brown and Sex

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(Rolling Stone)

By Michael Lewittes

(Rolling Stone)

Rihanna‘s interview with Rolling Stone is just as revealing as her barely-there outfit on the mag’s cover. The superstar dishes on Chris Brown, her sex life and more in a wide-ranging discussion that could leave readers’ cheeks as red as Rihanna’s hair.

As for ex-boyfriend Brown, who infamously battered her, Rihanna says he’s no longer in the picture at all. “We don’t have to talk ever again in my life,” she says. But she did elect to let a judge ease the restraining order she had against Brown.

“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,” explains Rihanna. “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.” The “Only Girl” singer emphasized, “It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.”

After the traumatic end to her relationship with Brown, Rihanna had a tough time. “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,” she recalls. “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.”

Speaking of real, Rihanna says her hit single “S&M” reflects her real sex life. “Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun,” she says. “You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your sh*t. That’s fun to me… I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.”

For the full interview, including Rihanna talking about her first major movie role in Battleship, check out Rolling Stone this Friday.

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