Drake says even his own family was fooled when he and Nicki Minaj joked about getting married on Twitter.
The "Forever" singer sparked the wedding rumors on Aug. 27.
"Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long," the 23-year-old rapper wrote on the micro-blogging site. "She's finally mine."
In her own Twitter tease, Minaj wrote, "Yes, its true. Drake and I tied the knot."
While publicists for the Young Money twosome quickly denied a marriage had taken place, Drake said he still had to answer to his mother.
"My mom was actually like, 'What happened? How did you elope?' " he told People at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. "But we were just joking around. I never thought it would get so out of hand."
Worse, Drake said he is still paying the price for the Twitter stunt.
"People still think it's real," he explained. "I'll look at a girl, and she'll be like, 'You're a married man. You shouldn't look at me that way.' "