R&B singer Ne-Yo has come to fellow crooner Chris Brown‘s defense in light of the perceived harsh treatment he has received since being thrown behind bars last month on an assault charge.

Despite the harsh conditions, Ne-Yo said Chris Breezy’s mental strength will get him through these tough times.

“The legal system likes to make an example of celebrities,” Ne-Yo said in an on-street interview. “That’s all it is – they’re making an example of him. It’s not right but it is what it is. Chris gon’ be all right. He’s gonna be all right. He’s stronger here [in his head] and here [in his heart] than people know. If I know nothing about Chris, I know that he’s a survivor and he can take care of himself. No matter what, he’s gonna be all right.” (TMZ)

According to reports, Breezy was moved from Los Angeles to Washington in light of his criminal case this week.

The singer’s “Con Air” flight landed in the D.C. area, and he was escorted by U.S. marshals to a local jail where he will be locked up until his assault trial later this month, according to a Marshals Service spokesman. He had been chained at his ankles, waist and arms much of the time since marshals took him into custody from the Los Angeles County sheriff last Wednesday. (CNN)

Despite some pleas, Chris’ legal team could not help him avoid enduring more jail time.

Brown’s lawyer failed to convince a judge at a hearing Monday that his assault charge in Washington should be dropped because of prosecutors’ misconduct. Judge Patricia Wynn rejected the argument by Mark Geragos that the U.S. attorneys abused the grand jury process in preparation for Brown’s trial. The singer and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, are charged with hitting a man on a sidewalk just blocks from the White House in October. (CNN)

Along with thanking and reminding fans of his love for them, Chris Breezy recently dished on his feelings toward girlfriend Karrueche Tran via a phone call.

“I’m calling all my fans, you know I love y’all. Thank y’all for all the support, thank you for everything. The music video just came out. Y’all enjoy that. And most importantly, K, Karrueche, I love you. So, thank-you.” (TMZ)

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