Chris Brown, who has not been seen publicly since allegedly assaulting girlfriend Rhianna, is a “good kid” who “feels very bad” about what has happened, his friend and stylist tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“Chris is all right. He's a good kid. He feels very bad that something like this has happened,” his longtime wardrobe stylist Mike B. tells PEOPLE.
Another friend echoes that sentiment, telling PEOPLE, “You can tell everybody that Chris really feels bad about the whole situation, about it coming out the way that it happened, the way he went about it, the way she went about it … it's just a wack situation.”
As for what really happened, the friend says the story is “not as bad as everybody is trying to gas it up to be.”
UPDATE: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement was issued by a spokesman on behalf of Chris Brown:
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
After the alleged altercation between the pair on Sunday, Brown was booked on a felony criminal threat charge. A police source with knowledge of the case says Rihanna suffered a black eye as well as a split lip and contusions on her face.
UPDATE ON RIHANNA 02/15/2009
Rihanna's dad has this to say: “There is some bruising. She will be all right. I think so,” her father, Ronald Fenty, told People magazine after seeing his daughter on Friday.
Fenty added that he hopes his 20-year-old daughter would “move on” from dating Brown. “At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world.”
Asked if Brown, 19, and Rihanna, 20, have spoken since the incident, a friend of Chris Brown's says, “I can't say. Maybe they don't want anybody to know whether they've spoken or not. You have to wait for Chris to say something.”
Meanwhile, Brown's father has also spoken about the incident, and has said the R&B star is “remorseful”.
Clinton Brown, who lives in Toppahannock, Virginia, said his son is staying at home to “reflect on the situation.”
Mr Brown added: “This is unfortunate, this stumble, this situation. “Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip. “He needs some time to get his thoughts together and regroup,”
Brown's older sister Lytell “Tootie” Bundy is saying that the alleged incident was totally out of character for Brown. “He's always been a good boy,” Bundy tells Extra. “He's coping … He's doing as … as to be expected.”
Stylist Mike B. encourages fans to keep Brown and Rihanna in their thoughts. “They're both blessed and we just got to send them our prayers.”