R&B Singer, Ne-Yo, spoke with MTV about the Chris Brown and Rihanna situation. He said after seeing the battered picture of Rihanna which was “xposed” by TMZ, he was really hurt. “I spoke to Rihanna. She says she’s fine. She didn’t go into detail about what happened,” Ne-Yo told MTV early this week. “That just really… that hurt me to my heart, man.” Ne-Yo said that he remains close to both stars even after the violent altercation brought on by Chris Brown. “I’m not going to crucify him,” Ne-Yo reveals. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to Chris yet. I just wanna sit down and talk to that dude and just explain if he doesn’t understand: ‘That’s not something that’s excusable, bruh. You have to get a little smarter about whatever it is going on in your relationship. You have to get a little smarter about how you handle certain situations.”