Nicki Minaj and Drake

Drake Fools Mom with Fake Marriage to Nicki Minaj

His mother might not have a Twitter account, but Drake even had her fooled when she caught wind of his fake marriage to Nicki Minaj announced on the social networking site last month.

“My mom was actually like, ‘What happened? How did you elope?'” Drake told PEOPLE while attending Sunday’s MTV VMAs. “But we were just joking around. I never thought it would get so out of hand.”

Drizzy and Nicki had the Internet abuzz when word spread of their Twitter matrimony. “Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don’t stare at her too long. She’s finally mine,” he tweeted, to which Minaj responded, “Yes, it’s true. Drake and I tied the knot.” Their reps later denied the reports.

To add fuel to the fire, Drake purchased a ring for himself which some mistook as a wedding band. “Ironically, I got a ring for myself, so people were like, ‘Aw, you got married, and you have a ring you’re wearing,'” he added.

But not everyone has gotten the memo that the marriage was a joke. “People still think it’s real,” he said. “I’ll look at a girl, and she’ll be like, ‘You’re a married man. You shouldn’t look at me that way.'”