Sean "Diddy" Combs is a lover, not a fighter.
The rap mogul is adamantly denying reports that he and fellow hip-hop star J. Cole got into a scuffle at his Ciroc Amaretto afterparty for the VMAs Sunday night at New York City's Dream Downtown Hotel.
"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," tweeted Diddy.
Added J. Cole on his own Twitter page: "People will believe anything."
Sources at the bash told E! News however that an alleged dust-up occurred at about 3 a.m. at the PH-D rooftop lounge when Diddy spied his girlfriend, singer Cassie, sitting at Cole's table and got upset.
While the "Work Out" MC did not say allegedly anything ungentlemanly toward her, Combs confronted Cole and some heated words were exchanged before things turned physical with another source telling E! News that J. Cole initiated the fighting.
The New York Post on the other hand quoted an unidentified witness as saying Cole was apparently talking smack to Cassie and the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO, at which point Combs leapt to her defense.
"Some pushing and shoving happened. No punches were thrown, but it was a visible disturbance," the witness told the paper.
However an insider confirmed to E! News that the songstress and her hubby Jay Z were not shouting at J. Cole, but remained on the sidelines watching as everyone tried to figure out what was going on.
In any case, security guards broke up the altercation fairly quickly, though no one thought Diddy was involved at the time.
Things quickly settled down and the star-studded affair continued as before when Combs took to the club mic and welcomed people to the party as well as wished Cassie a happy birthday.
J. Cole's rep declined to comment while Diddy's camp confirmed his tweets are authentic.
Other celebrities in attendance that night included Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, 'N Syncers Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell Williams, TImbaland, Drake, Rihanna and Leonard DiCaprio.