Jay-Z's Subway Encounter With Old Lady Was A "Very Positive Experience"

7 December 2012, 13:00 | Updated: 7 December 2012, 13:19

The 67 year-old who met Jay-Z on the New York Subway says they had a "wonderful" conversation.

New York artist Ellen Grossman has described her subway encounter with Jay-Z as a "positive experience" after a clip of her chatting with the rapper went viral this week.

Jay-Z was filmed having a lengthy conversation with Ellen on the New York subway during his recent eight-date residency at the Brooklyn Barclays Center, and the 67 year-old artist says the tow had a "wonderful" chat.

"It was just a wonderful conversation," Ellen revealed to The Guardian this week. "He's very real. He didn't seem disturbed that I didn't understand who he was, he's not full of himself.

"When I went and looked at his website U found - of course he highlights his own work - but he just gave a tremendous amount of space on it to other artists, collaborations with other people, to just highlighting other people and I appreciated that about him and had that feeling that he was giving me attention in the same way."

She added: "It was a very positive experience."

Check out a pictured of Jay-Z talking to Ellen Grossman on the Subway in New York below:

Ellen also explained in an interview with Daily Intel that the '99 Problems' rapper has an "aura of empowerment" that she noticed straight away.

"Just who he is, not having to do with all the cameras, genuinely spreads an aura of empowerment around him. I suspect he was always able to do that even before fame."

The clip of Jay-Z choosing to sit next to Ellen has been shared across the Internet over the past week, after Ellen was filmed asking the million record-selling rapper if he is famous.