Mariah Carey takes the subway in New York

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, Last Updated: 4:28 PM ET

Superstar Mariah Carey ditched her usual luxury transport as she headed home after a New York charity gala on Thursday to hop on the city's subway system.

The Hero hitmaker posted pictures of herself leaving the Fresh Air Fund's Spring Gala and boarding the 1 train with manager/producer Jermaine Dupri on Instagram.com.

In one photo, in which she is snapped in a floor-length sequined, blue gown, laughing, she writes, "Laughs pon de (on the) subway".

She adds, "Glimpses of our joyride on the 1 train subwayincouture (sic)."

The subway was not the only form of public transportation Carey took on Thursday - she also hopped in a cab on the way to the event.

The 46-year-old is not the only celebrity to take an unlikely ride on the subway - in 2012, Jay Z rode the train from Manhattan to Brooklyn for his concert at the Barclays Center.


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