4 December 2012 9:15 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

For all the swagger that pours from his lyrics, Jay-z sure comes across as a nice guy when he rides the subway.

In a brief segment excerpted from "Life + Times," a 24-minute documentary about the artist's involvement in building the Barclays Center, Jay-z rides the subway to his eighth and final show at the arena.

The fact that Jay-z opted for the R train over his Maybach may be shocking in itself, but it gets better: While on the train, he meets "Ellen," a charming older woman who chats with the superstar for a bit. During the encounter, he explains what he does for a living. "I make music," he says. Apparently surprised by Jay's choice of transportation, Ellen soon lets loose those four words we all secretly crave from a parental figure: "I'm proud of you."

Read the transcript of the video below, or Watch the segment, above:

Ellen: Are you famous? »

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