Artist Ellen Grossman Talks About Meeting Jay-Z On The Subway

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2012

“I loved it! It was very energizing talking to Jay-Z. Just who he is, not having to do with all the cameras, but he really, genuinely spreads an aura of empowerment around him. And I suspect he was always able to do that even before fame. It’s not just directed at younger people. I picked up that feeling, too.”

 Ellen Grossman, the straphanger who was captured on film meeting Jay-Z on the subway, talks to about the rapper’s awesome aura. When he repeated his name to her, sheput two and two together. “I thought about R&B … rap, that music, which I listen to occasionally because I want to be in touch,” she explained frickin’ adorably. Ellen is actually an artist and thinks that maybe there’s some similarities between her work and Jay’s music, so could a collaboration be in store? “I don’t think I’m capable of altering what I do to tailor to him, but I think there might be some intersection,” she said. Maybe Hov could hire her to work on his next music video? Just a thought. I want this friendship to last foreva-eva. []