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Jay-Z Subway Ride: Woman Fails to Recognize Brooklyn Superstar (VIDEO)

Evan Agostini, Invision

Jay-Z made headlines in October when he chose to ride the subway to his final show at the Barclays Center, but new footage reveals that not all of the passengers understood the commotion surrounding his commute.

The internationally known rapper released footage from his new documentary film in which he’s shown explaining who he is to a woman on the train.

“Are you famous?” she asks. His response is both humble and hilarious: “Not very famous — you don’t know me,” says the “On to the Next One” hitmaker, “I’ll get there someday.” The hip-hop mogul then introduces himself as “Jay” to the woman, who reveals her name is Ellen.

Probing a little further after Hov reveals he’s going to Barclays to perform, she says “And you’re taking the subway? I’m proud of you!” Finally when he clarifies that his name is Jay-Z, Ellen realizes who she is talking to.

“Oh you’re Jay-Z? I know Jay-Z!” she sheepishly exclaims. Adorable.

The documentary will chronicle his eight show stint that helped christen the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Entitled “Where I’m From: Jay-Z Barclays Center Documentary” the full 24-minute film is now available on Youtube. For a preview, watch Hov’s funny interaction with Ellen below.

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