Jay-Z Chats With An Old Woman On The Subway

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That sweet old woman didn’t know that she was having conversation with Jay-Z on the New York City subway while Jay-Z also didn’t know that he was chatting to an established artist who’s got her own throne in the art world.

Ellen Grossman, 67, is a successful Brooklyn-based artist and long-time New York resident like Jay-Z. After the hip-hop icon sat down on the available seat beside Ellen, she asked him, “Are you famous?” after noticing the commotion around him.

The rapper earned $500 million after he sold a total of 50 million albums and won 14 Grammy Awards for his work, but he humbly replied to an old woman, “Not very famous, you don’t know me but I will get there someday.”

Here’s the transcript of the video:

Ellen: Are you famous?
Jay: Yes. Not very famous, you don't know me.
Ellen: I don't know you, but...
Jay: But I'll get there some day.
Jay: My name is Jay. What's your name?
Ellen: Ellen. What do you do?
Jay: I make music.
Ellen: Did you just do a performance?
Jay: I'm on my way to the performance at the new Brooklyn arena.

After that, he mentioned that he has just completed eight shows and he will be heading to the Barclays Center, his last route, where he will perform his final show.

Ellen: Oh, fabulous!
Jay: I performed eight shows, actually... This is the last show.
Ellen: And you're going by subway?
Jay: Yes.
Ellen: I'm proud of you. Say your name again, just so I get it.
Jay: Jay. Jay-Z.
Ellen: Oh, you're Jay-Z! I know about Jay-Z.


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The hip-hop icon used to pass in J/Z subway line to head back home when he was young. Later he took on the name for himself.

This coincidental meeting was filmed as part of the famous hip-hop legend's new concert documentary. The two songs he created, Brooklyn Go Hair and Where I’m From will be included as part of his 24-minute documentary.

Watch the short documentary here, which includes footage of his exchange with Grossman:

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