Tyrese Gibson said his good friend, Chris Brown, is having a hard time dealing with the fallout surrounding allegations that he physically abused Rihanna.

“Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it’s really taking a toll on his spirit,” Tyrese told at Sunday’s 2009 Ball Up Street Ball Tour. “People like me and Puff, we’re just trying to show him love and keep his spirits up while he’s going through all of the heat, and there are a lot people doing the same for Rihanna.”

What kind of “support” should friends offer Chris and Rihanna at a time like this? Post your opinion in comments.

For more celebrity comments on Chrihanna click on the links below:

Steve Harvey on Chris Brown and Rihanna watch here.

Usher speaks about Chris Brown

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