Singer Ray J. has broken his silence over the the death of singer Whitney Houston and is expressing his feelings over the loss of his very “close friend”. Over the past few days, I’ve tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend. Nippy, I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever. Ray J. and Whitney were said to be currently dating prior to her demise and the two were together on that fateful night, 48 hours before her death when Houston was spotted leaving the club with what appeared to be blood on her legs. It has since been revealed that Houston was involved in at least two altercations that night. One, where she shoved pregnant singer KeKe Wyatt out of her way, and another where she was about to put her foot up the “A”zz of X-factor contestant Stacy Francis, who she felt was one of Ray J’s jumpoffs. Francis appeared on Dr. Drew Pensky’s show last night to finally speak out about the events that occurred that night. She’d spoken about it previously on another show, but attempted to gloss over the altercation because (as she stated) ‘the woman’s not even in the ground yet,’ but with a lil prodding from Nicci Gilbert, a friend of Houston’s, Francis decided that “the truth will set you free”.