Ne-Yo attends the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Ne-Yo attends the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

*Ne-Yo thinks the justice system is trying to make an example out of Chris Brown, and believes he’s been deliberately targeted and shown little mercy because of his celebrity status.

A TMZ pap asked Ne-Yo what he thought about Brown sitting in a Virginia jail as he awaits trial for assault.

“They like to make an example of celebrities, that’s how it is,” he said. “Regardless of who he is, they’re making an example of him. It’s not right. It is what it is.

“Chris will be alright. He’s stronger than people know, he’s going to be fine.”

Brown, 24, is accused of breaking the nose of Parker Adams when the man tried to jump into a photograph Breezy was taking with two women outside DC’s W Hotel in October. His request to have the assault charges dismissed was recently rejected, and prosecutors allegedly intend to upgrade his charge to a felony.

Ne-Yo added: “I know nothing about Chris’ [situation], but I know that he’s a survivor. No matter what.”

If convicted, Chris faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, but he is also in danger of landing four more years in jail in California as a result of violating the terms of his probation, stemming from his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.