updated 10/08/2012 AT 11:40 AM ET
•originally published 10/08/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
Can I get a … MetroCard?
The rapper, 42, hopped on the R train at Canal Street Saturday evening, surprising straphangers and chatting with fellow commuters during the ride to Atlantic Avenue.
Jay-Z was accompanied by plainclothes police officers, as well as his own security, an onlooker tells New York’s Daily News.
Shouting out close pal Gwyneth Paltrow, who was in town celebrating her recent 40th birthday, the new parents performed their hit “Crazy In Love”, as well as “Young Forever”. After leading a sing-along to the final song, Jay-Z and Beyoncé exchanged a hug and kiss before leaving the stage.