If you’re living under the rock, we are currently in the second-longest government shutdown which began on December 22nd.
At least 800,000 federal workers are showing up to work every day without getting paid and without a clue when the shutdown will end. But there are a group of government workers trying to find the silver lining in the grey cloud.
Passengers flying through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City tweeted about hearing songs that wouldn’t typically play at the airport. The uncensored version of Travis Scott’s Drake-assisted hit single, “Sicko Mode,” as well as Kanye West’s “Lift Yourself” were blasting through the loudspeakers.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told Business Insider that TSA and airline employees have control over the playlist and certain locations.
Apparently, the playlist also included Ludacris, Beastie Boys, and Paramore.
Read some of the reactions below:
TSA has officially stopped giving a fuck. SICKO MODE (dirty version) is playing on the speakers at JFK lmfaooo
— lsdipalma (@LSDiPalma) January 9, 2019
JFK is playing sicko mode we’re living in a simulation
— cesar millan (the dog whisperer) (@postmetaboi) January 7, 2019
I was in JFK at 6:30am the other day and they were playing that poopty scoop Kanye song and I felt like I was in the twilight zone
— Tracee Ellis Ross Jr (@virghoe_) January 9, 2019
JFK airport carousel blasting “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” at 10:30 PM is kinda alright with me.
— RL Barnes, Ph.D. (@DigitalHistory_) January 7, 2019
the extremely weird feeling when the airport PA is blasting Paramore’s “Misery Business” like it’s a super hot 2007 Friday night at old JFK
— Molly Templeton (@mollytempleton) January 5, 2019
JFK Airport blasting Ludacris at 5:45 am is a vibe
— Caroline Kenny (@carolinerkenny) December 28, 2018