Jay-Z explains who he is to older woman on way to Barclays Center (Video)

By Daniel S Levine,

A documentary on Jay-Z’s recent shows at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn is getting some Internet attention, but not for his performances in the video. Rather, his conversation with an elderly woman named Ellen on the subway has caught most viewers’ attention.

The scene comes towards the end of Where I’m From, a 24-minute documentary posted on the rapper’s official YouTube page. In it, he sits next to a charming lady who starts a conversation with him. “Are you famous?” she asks.

“Yes. Not very famous, you don't know me,” Jay-Z replies, reports The Huffington Post. He later tells her that his name is Jay and she tells him that hers is Ellen.

“What do you do?” she asks.

“I make music.”

She then asks if he just did a performance and he explains that he is on his way to the Barclays Center for his last of eight shows.

“And you're going by subway?” she says.


“I'm proud of you,” Ellen says. “Say your name again, just so I get it.”

“Jay. Jay Z,” he replies.

“Oh, you're Jay-Z! I know about Jay-Z.”

The clip ends with the two sharing a laugh.

MTV News reports that Jay-Z, a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, began his string of eight shows on Sept. 28. “This is a long, long journey to get here,” he can be heard saying before the first show.

You can check out the full video below:



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