New York, U.S. – Jay-Z got to his final concert at the city’s newest arena by taking one of New York’s rides.
The rap star surprised city straphangers Saturday when he walked into the Canal Street station at around 6 p.m. Escorted by plainclothes police officers and his own security, Jay-Z didn’t seem to pay for the ride and attracted a loud band of followers.
On the commute, Jay was surrounded by photo-snapping fans and even struck up small talk sitting by an older woman, who looked happy to see him.
When he got to Atlantic Ave., Jay-Z breezed through the turnstiles, crossed a red light, and temporarily stopped traffic.
Crowds lining up for the show started screaming the minute they saw him, a source said. Saturday night’s show was the last of eight concerts the rapper performed this week at the Barclays Center.