Jay-Z has heartwarming chat with subway passenger

Nick Pearson, ninemsn
5:43pm December 5, 2012
December 05, 2012: A conversation between hip-hop giant Jay-Z and a woman on the train who didn't recognise him has been described as "infinitely sweet".

Jay-Z has been hailed as humble and sweet after striking up a conversation with an elderly subway passenger who had no idea who he was.

The rapper was riding the New York train accompanied by a documentary crew on the way to a gig he was due to perform in Brooklyn.

The woman sitting beside him noticed his entourage and asked him if he was famous.

"Not very famous, you don't know me — but I'll get there some day," he replied.

"My name is Jay, what's your name?"

The woman tells Jay-Z that she is proud of him for taking the subway to his concert, before he reveals his full identity.

Rapper Jay-Z has left the luxury cars at home and caught the subway to a gig in New York

"Oh you're Jay-Z! I know about Jay-Z," the woman said.

She was later identified as New York sculptor and drawer Ellen Grossman.

Filmed in September but only released today, the clip is part of a 24-minute documentary on Jay-Z's eight-show series at the Barclays Centre.

In April Jay-Z was named by Forbes magazine as the second highest paid hip-hop star in the world.

Sources: Gawker, Hypervocal

Author: Nick Pearson.

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