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Tiffany McGee and Oliver Jones
February 11, 2009 04:55 PM

Chris Brown, who has not been seen publicly since allegedly assaulting girlfriend Rihanna, 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.”

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.

Asked if Brown, 19, and Rihanna, 20, have spoken since the incident, the friend 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 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.”

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