On Friday, rappers Nicki Minaj and Drake pulled a big practical joke on the Internet. The Young Money rappers, both protegees of Lil Wayne, have been rumored to be dating ever since Drake's single 'Miss Me' was released and he rapped, "I love Nicki Minaj/I told her I'd admit it/I hope one day we get married/just to say we f***ing did it." The two decided it would be a brilliant idea for publicity to blow more air on the rumor mill via Twitter.
5) "I think I might be into girls."
Drake wrote on the social networking site, "Baby I am never scared. PROUD is more the word I would use." The quirky Nicki Minaj then retweeted her label mate and added, "Yes it's true Drake and I tied the knot."
With the way marriage has become the trend in hip-hop in the last six months, is was easy to believe that Drake and Nicki jumped the broom -- but only for about 10 minutes. Then insiders started to dispel the rumor, and in no time, everyone began to realize it was joke. The following day, Nicki later tweeted the marriage had been "annulled," but it left many wondering if that was really something to joke about?
Did Nicki, the queen of gimmicks, go to far? Although Nicki and Drake's relationship is fabricated, people who are involved in real relationships need to know there are some things you don't make light of.
Here is a countdown of the five things women, in particular, should never joke about with their men.
Ladies, don't act like you don't know that most guys like girls who like girls. If you are telling this little white lie to see if it turns your man on, you may be leaving him disappointed when you finally say, "just kidding." Playing with a man's sexual fantasies is like a man playing with your emotions.
4) "We should get married."
Unless your Nicki Minaj, more than likely if you're joking about this, you're half serious. Telling a man you are ready to get married in order to feel out where he stands might backfire on you. Even after you say you're bluffing, your man will think you're serious and he may begin to fall back from the relationship, scared to take that leap.
3) "I'm pregnant."
This is one you don't even pull out on April Fool's Day. Depending on the reaction, this joke can leave either party hurt. If he responds with disappointment, you may end up upset that he has no interest in having kids with you. If he responds with happiness and joy, you may hurt his heart when you tell him it's not true.
2) "I think we should see other people."
Who jokes about this? Teasing your man about wanting to break up will have have him thinking there's some truth behind the joke. You don't ever say you want to see other people when you're in a relationship unless you've thought about seeing other people. The relationship could be ruined once the joke festers in his head and he starts believing you already have.
1) "You don't satisfy me"
Don't ever bruise a man's ego and say this -- unless you mean it. Joking about a man's sexual performance may put your man in an insecure state, leading to other problems later in the relationship. (See 'Top 10 Ways to Tell You're Insecure'
) After a joke like that, your man's performance may never be the same again.
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