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'MY NAME IS JAY': Ellen meets Jay-Z on Brooklyn-bound subway

An elderly woman sits next to Jay-Z on the Subway without knowing who he is. Youtube screenshot

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Here's a holiday treat for anyone who might have missed the first YouTube post earlier this month.

Jay-Z enters a Brooklyn-bound subway — accompanied by a large entourage and gawked at by loving fans — and sits next to an elderly woman who was oblivious to the rapper's fame.

Jay-Z was en route to his final show at the Barclays Center, and there was an enormous commotion with flashing cameras and a lot of noise when he stepped on to the train. Then, Jay-Z sat next to a woman named Ellen, who had no clue as to the identity of the Brooklyn Nets minority owner. She asked the world-famous artist who he was and what he does and if he's famous (a reasonable assumption based on the crowd he'd attracted).

"Not famous enough, you don't know me," Jay-Z replied.

When the artist finally told the woman that he was Jay-Z, she realizes who she's sitting next to, but not before 45 seconds of pure Youtube gold.

While we're on the subject of fame… Jay-Z certainly has had more than 15 minutes worth, but Ellen Grossman? She got her share, following up with a video interview on the Huffington Post.

December 25, 2012 - 9:52am


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