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Awkwafina is taking over as the voice of the 7 train this week

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Photograph: Courtesy of Danielle Levitt

The 7 train has been given the celebrity treatment.

Between now and January 22, Awkwafina will be the first-ever subway guest announcer on the Flushing 7 Line. 

To celebrate the premiere of Comedy Central's Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, the rapper-turned-comedian recorded various lines that will play along the line's 22 stops from Flushing-Main Street to 34th Street-Hudson Yards, including "Welcome to my borough, the best borough–Queens; "Next stop, we'll be in Manhattan. I hope you brought money!" and "This is Hudson Yards-34th Street. I hope you like weird architecture!"

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The Golden Globes winner also takes on the MTA's friendly reminders not to manspread, hold the doors open, lean on the pole and put your bags on the seats. 

"What better way to celebrate the premiere of Awkwafina is Nora From Queens on Comedy Central, than having Nora herself voice the train that runs through the heart of Queens," says Josh Line, the executive vice president of Marketing, Creative and Digital for Comedy Central. "We’re thrilled to have such collaborative partners in Awkwafina and the MTA to help bring this fun and unique concept to New York City commuters."

According to MTA New York City Transit officials, the agency is exploring new ways to generate "much needed revenue while surprising and delighting customers."

"If a well-known voice can bring attention to in-car messaging, we are all for it," Sarah Meyer, the MTA's chief customer officer, says.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens premieres January 22 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central. 

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