Jay-Z has surprised fans by travelling to his concert at London’s O2 Arena on the Tube.
The rapper was joined on his journey by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Timbaland, who is supporting him on his Magna Carta world tour.
Chris Martin, who is good friends with Jay-Z, later joined him on stage.
Fan Jamie Robb tweeted a photo after meeting the rapper.
“What a riot… Just met Jay-Z on the tube in London,” he said.
He also revealed they had an entourage of around 10 people with them.
Jay-Z has surprised fans by travelling to his concert at London’s O2 Arena on the Tube
Another fan, Fu Choi, tweeted he was “too starstruck” to take a photo and said the rapper was mobbed by fans when he arrived at the arena.
And a third passenger, Elias, tweeted how the rapper surprised him on the escalator.
“Coming off the tube and I see Jay-Z casually walking up the next escalator next to me… EVERYONE GOES NUTS!!”
Last year Jay-Z took the subway to one of his concerts in Brooklyn, New York.
Rihanna has also used the Tube a number of times to get to concerts at the 02.
Jay-Z is playing four nights at the arena before his tour heads to mainland Europe.
Magna Carta Holy Grail is Jay-Z’s 12th studio album and became his first number one album in the UK.
It appears that all US presidents, excepting Martin Van Buren, are cousins and descendants of medieval King John of England.
The remarkable discovery was made by 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon, of Salinas, California, who created a ground-breaking family tree that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor: King John of England.
“They all have the trait of wanting power,” BridgeAnne d’Avignon told the station WFMY.
King John, also known as John “Lackland”, is renowned for signing the Magna Carta in 1215, which limited the monarch’s power and helped form the British Parliament.
King John’s other claim to fame, or infamy, is that he was depicted as the villain in the Robin Hood tales.
It appears that all US presidents, excepting Martin Van Buren, are cousins and descendants of medieval King John of England
BridgeAnne d’Avignon, a seventh-grader at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, started the project in hopes of tracing back her own bloodline in France, but somewhere along the way she decided to take her genealogical quest to the highest level.
In order to create the family tree, the 12-year-old spent months scouring through over 500,000 names in search of the “presidential Adam”.
Her 80-year-old grandfather, who has been tracing roots for nearly six decades, helped her make the presidential links.
BridgeAnne d’Avignon started with the first U.S. president, George Washington, she traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection.
Prior to her discovery, genealogists were only able to link 22 families of presidents, likely because they only focused on male bloodlines.
The only former US president not linked to King John is the eighth president, Martin Van Buren, who had Dutch roots.
The teen also found out that she is the 18th cousin of President Barack Obama. She even wrote to her new-found relative a letter to share her findings with him.
So far, however, BridgeAnne d’Avignon said she received only a generic response from the White House.
BridgeAnne d’Avignon created a poster of the presidential family tree and is selling signed copies of it in hopes of raising enough money to make a trip to Washington DC. The middle-school student says her goal is to hand-deliver a replica of her family tree to the president.
“I think we just all go back somewhere; it’s just a matter of proving it,” she said.