By Andrea Romano
January 16, 2019

Playing music at work is one way to make the day go faster. But you’re probably not used to hearing it at the security line.

According to UPROXX, TSA agents, rather than calling in sick or full-on quitting their jobs, have opted for the next best thing to express their feelings on the federal government shutdown that has forced them to go almost four weeks (so far) without pay: Music.

Particularly, the sickest beats from artists like Kanye West, Travis Scott, Paramore, Ludacris, and many more.

Business Insider, with confirmation by people on Twitter, reported that agents have been blasting an uncensored version of Travis Scott's “Sicko Mode.” Others have said on Twitter that they’ve heard titles like “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” “Misery Business,” and "that poopty scoop Kanye song." 

If some of these titles don’t have a double meaning, we’re not sure what does. It’s possible that the TSA agents are protesting the shutdown. Or, perhaps they are playing whatever music that they want in lieu of being paid — and their bosses are simply looking the other way.

Normally, travelers are being bored to death with the same old elevator music, which is the musical version of watching paint dry, so some passengers are quite pleased — even amused or impressed — with the new music selection. Hopefully no one has been offended by the uncensored songs.

Most reports have noted that the music change is happening at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. So far, there has not been news of TSA agents blasting their personal music faves at other airports. Yet, that is.

A spokesperson from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told Business Insider that “TSA employees have discretion over the music at some terminals, while airline employees choose songs at other terminals.”

With that in mind, it’s a wonder that we don’t have “Sicko Mode” blasting 24/7.

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