Jay-Z meets an old lady on the Subway, answers 'Are you famous?'

jay-z-old-lady-subway.jpgRappers and hip-hop artists spend a lot of time being tough, cool dudes with swagger and power and all those tough, cool things, so sometimes, it's just downright adorable to see them in a humble, private moment.

Well, as private as a moment can be when it takes place on a public subway and is being filmed for a documentary. Jay-Z's half-hour doc "Where I'm From" chronicles his eight shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in September and October. Amidst all the spectacle, the best moment of the documentary comes when Jay-Z sits down next to a sweet old lady on the subway.

"Are you famous?" she asks him, noticing the hubbub (and the cameras) surrounding him.

"Yes," he says. "Not very famous. You don't know me. I'll get there someday."

Watch the full documentary below. The surprisingly humble exchange with the woman, whose name is Ellen, comes around 19 and a half minutes in. Awww.


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