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Unpaid TSA Agents, No Longer Giving a Fuck, Blast Uncensored Rap Music in Airport

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken the spotlight in the midst of the current government shutdown. It appears TSA agents are frustrated by the recent lack of pay and are acting out as a result. Earlier this week the TSA announced that a large number of employees were calling out sick, resulting in understaffed security checkpoints and longer lines for travelers across the country.

TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said on Twitter that the number of unscheduled absences doubled to a rate of 7.6 percent during the shutdown.

https://twitter.com/TSA_Bilello/status/1084825476219187200

One passenger in Atlanta took video of what he said was the largest security checkpoint he ever saw.

Things got even more interesting later in the week as TSA agents at JFK airport in New York began playing uncensored rap music through the airport intercom, according to Business Insider. Passengers reported hearing songs like “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott and Drake and “Lift Yourself” by Kanye West. “Lift Yourself” is also known as the “poop joke song” because it contains just a few words, among which are “Whoopdedy-scoop, whoopdedy-whoop-scoop-poop, poop, poop.”

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Other passengers also reported hearing Beastie Boys and Paramore.

https://twitter.com/DigitalHistory_/status/1082115998747119621

Below are a few of the songs played by the TSA at JFK:

Thanks to the long hours on their feet without pay and little supervision, it’s no wonder TSA agents are just trying to pass the time. It remains to be seen, however, if they’re putting as much effort into protecting the skies as they are passing the time.

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