On September 30, 1996, dynamic R&B group Blackstreet changed the world when they released their ultra-catchy ditty “No Diggity.” The intoxicating jam sold 1.6 million copies in 1996 and rightfully won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. “No Diggity” is a timeless treasure. That’s why in 2017, there are still people embracing the song and singing it at airport gates.
This gentleman busted out his uncomparable new jack swing at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. A Southwest gate agent jokingly suggested there would be a cost for asking her questions – passengers would have to sing a song. With no physical violence or being dragged off a plane, this is a major improvement on how airlines have been testing their passengers in recent years. The determent became an alluring enticement for one Southwest passenger who happily grabbed the mic and belted it a spirited rendition of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.” Impressively or sadly, the khaki shorts-wearing dude knew all of the words to the 1996 classic and crushed his cover song and people seemed to thoroughly enjoy his rendition.
It’s all fun and 90s songs up until the moment the entire gate is loudly singing Blackstreet songs and you can’t hear that your plane is boarding and you miss your flight.