P. Diddy has rubbished claims he got into a heated argument with J. Cole at his MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) after-party.

The rapper - real name Sean Combs - took to Twitter to quash accusations of a verbal altercation which reportedly escalated into a shoving match with the fellow rapper - real name Jermaine Lamarr Cole - at the star-studded bash, which Diddy was co-hosting with Jay-Z, at PH-D in New York City on Sunday night (25.08.13).

The 'Coming Home' hitmaker tweeted: ''I usually don't address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC. We are friends The rumors are not true. We had a great party (sic)''

The allegations that Diddy, 43, is upset with suggested the two rap stars got embroiled in a row at around 3am after J.Cole, 28, hit on Diddy's girlfriend Cassie, 27.

A source said: ''J. Cole was saying inappropriate things to Sean Combs and his girlfriend, Cassie. Sean immediately pounced. Some pushing and shoving happened. No punches were thrown, but it was a visible disturbance. A few bottles splashed to the floor and some party goers were knocked over, falling on top of Renee Graziano from 'Mob Wives'. ''

Jay Z's wife Beyonce was allegedly caught up in the fracas in an attempt to break it up.

Another guest said: ''It was mayhem. Beyoncé was yelling to stop and Jay Z was separating people and getting people away from Bey.''

Other guests at the A-List event included Rihanna, Rita Ora and Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel.