Hip-hop couple Bow Wow and Ciara were forced to play down rumours of an engagement at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (28AUG05) when the GOODIES singer turned up sporting a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger.

The teenage couple confirmed their romance recently, but Bow Wow told nosy reporters he hadn't popped the question to his girlfriend.

He insisted, "It's just a little something... but not that (an engagement ring) people."