Young Money‘s Drake has opened up about how seriously his mother reacted to his widespread Twitter prank: “marrying” labelmate Nicki Minaj.
According to Drake, his mom thought he actually tied the knot with Minaj.
“My mom was actually like, ‘What happened? How did you elope?’ ” the rapper, 23, told PEOPLE at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. “But we were just joking around. I never thought it would get so out of hand…Ironically, I got a ring for myself, so people were like, ‘Aw, you got married, and you have a ring you’re wearing. People still think it’s real. I’ll look at a girl, and she’ll be like, ‘You’re a married man. You shouldn’t look at me that way.'” (PEOPLE)
Earlier this month, Minaj spoke with DJ Drama and said she never married her frequent collaborator.
“No, Drama, don’t be silly,” Minaj told Drama when asked about expecting kids with Drake. “Drake is just my little brother and I kid with him all the time. That’s all. Yes, yes, we were just being crazy and I think we were a little bit bored. I wouldn’t say we were bored, but we were being just mischievous. I did another interview and they asked me and I said, everyday I see things written about me that aren’t true. So I wanted to kinda give the blogs a little bit of payback and put my own story out. [laughs] I don’t date boys, I don’t like boys. [laughs] It’s true — I think boys are yucky and that’s it. There’s nothing more to say.” (Rap Radar)
Drake and Minaj initially hit up Twitter and exchanged marriage-based tweets.
“@nickiminaj Baby I am never scared. PROUD is more the word I would use.”
“Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She’s finally mine. :)” (Drake’s Twitter)
Following the rumors, reps for both artists denied their marriage ever took place.
Reps for both Drake and Nicki Minaj tell E! News that the rappers did not tie the knot, though both tweeted that they did earlier today. While Drake said in his tune “Miss Me” that he fancied marrying the Trinidadian newcomer, the duo decided to team up instead for what appears to be a publicity stunt. (And we bet plenty of people have been looking up that song today.) (E! Online)
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on the fake marriage down below: