Jay-Z surprises fans as he takes the subway to Brooklyn concert

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Jay Z photographed on the subway by a quick thinking rider.

Jay-Z kicked off his final concert during the opening of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the relaunched Nets will play, by taking the N train.

Subway strap hangers were shocked as Jay strolled onto the train at Canal Street in lower Manhattan, and rode to the Barclays Center stop.

Jay-Z owns a small interest in the Brooklyn Nets, but he has become the team’s biggest symbol. The Brooklyn native has characterized the building of the new center, and the relocation of the former New Jersey Nets there, as a homecoming. The new center comes amid widespread renovation of the downtown Brooklyn neighborhood.

At least one quick thinking commuter, who goes by RareUnlimited on Twitter, snapped pictures of Jay-Z on the train and uploaded them to his Instagram page:

Jay Z on the subway.

More photos can be found at MissInfo.