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March 30th, 2011 8:46am EDT

RihannaRihanna is glad the restraining order handed to her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has expired - because she never wanted their fight to impede his music career.

Brown was convicted of assaulting the pop star in 2009 and, as part of his punishment, he was ordered to stay away from his former lover at all times.

The restriction meant he could not attend parties or award shows while Rihanna was present. The court instruction was lifted earlier this year and now Brown must only make sure he doesn't harass his ex.

And Rihanna admits she's glad the order has expired, telling the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, "What he did to me was a personal thing; it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be 100 feet away from me, he can't perform at award shows - that definitely made it difficult for him."

Meanwhile, Brown has made it clear he's eager to put the assault incident behind him as he promotes his new album F.A.M.E., which is expected to debut at number one on Wednesday.  Last week the Kiss Kiss singer lost his cool after a tense TV interview with Robin Roberts after she quizzed him about Rihanna and smashed a window backstage.

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