When I was a Geisha he was a Samurai
Somehow I understood him when he spoke Thai

from Nicki Minaj – Your Love Lyrics on Rap Genius


Love is the “universal language” etc..

Big research failure on the part of Nicki here: Geishas and Samurais both lived in Japan, where they speak Japanese (toya toya toing!)

However, Nikki is going for the imagery and telling a story about a love that transcends time and language, so this particular samurai speaks Thai for the purposes of the story (and it surprising to her that she actually understands him). Oh yeah, and also because it’s the only language that rhymes with samurai.

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