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Jay-Z Uses Alias 'X' to Go Unnoticed in Public

December 17, 2010 (7:44 am) GMT
When placing an order at a Starbucks coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, New York, Jay-Z was careful not to give away his identity and used 'X' as his alias.

Rap mogul has a sly way of avoiding swarms of fans when he's out and about - he uses the alias "X". The hip-hop star, real name Shawn Carter, was recently spotted placing an order at a Starbucks coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, New York - and he was careful not to give away his identity to the barista, who called out orders to customers when they're ready.

A source tells the New York Post the "Empire State of Mind" hitmaker gave his name as "X" and joked: "I know, it's not a name, it's a letter, I know." And the trick worked - the rapper reportedly slipped out unnoticed.

Jay-Z recently spent time in Australia with his singer wife . During his stay Down Under, the rap mogul managed to visit , walking into a classroom in the middle of a music lesson before treating the lucky students to an impromptu jam session. The night before, he took the stage at ANZ Stadium with .

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