Ne-Yo has confirmed that he will be involved in the making of Rihanna's new album. And recently, he told MTV that he won't write any song which will shoot down Chris Brown for what the "Run It!" hitmaker did to Rihanna during a heated argument back in February.
"I didn't really want to go there too much, because I know that's what everybody is expecting," Ne-Yo said. "I don't think there isn't a person alive that doesn't know what happened and what it was. I don't feel like it needs to be glorified."
"Chris Brown is a friend of mine, and I don't view him as a bad guy for what happened," he explained further. "It was an absolute mistake, and he has some lessons to learn and some maturing to do. But I'm not gonna bash him for that. I'm not gonna turn my back on a person I call my friend because he made a mistake. [So] I can't write the Chris Brown bash song and then turn around and look myself in the mirror."
Beside Ne-Yo, The All-American Rejects' vocalist Tyson Ritter, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Soulja Boy, Shontelle and Pharrell Williams will also help Rihanna in working on her upcoming studio effort.