Stefani 'too busy' to attend MTV VMAs

Gwen Stefani insists she decided not to attend this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) because she is busy preparing her clothing range for New York City's Fashion Week, not because she is angry with MTV.

Gwen Stefani insists she decided not to attend this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) because she is busy preparing her clothing range for New York City's Fashion Week, not because she is angry with MTV.

Website PageSix.com reported that Stefani decided to boycott the awards show because she didn't win any major awards last year.

But Stefani publicist Dave Tomberlin has slammed reports she was snubbing the ceremony, calling them "complete fiction".

The No Doubt singer received six nominations last year, but was beaten by American Idol star Kelly Clarkson in most of the categories.

PageSix also claimed Stefani felt she was "set up" because each time the winner was announced, the camera immediately cut to a shot of her.

Tomberlin insists: "It's not true at all."

Stefani is staying in New York City where the VMAs are being held, but according to Tomberlin, she is too busy to attend.

He confirms: "Gwen is indeed in New York - prepping for Fashion Week."

Last year, Stefani debuted her funky, Japanese inspired line of clothing, L.A.M.B, during New York's fashion week with an extravagant runway show.

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