“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti”.
That line alone has held countless millennials in a chokehold since the early 2000s. In fact, it went on to become a widespread meme for years and reached its peak when a YouTuber made a video of Eminem singing entirely about his mum’s spaghetti.
Skip to 2021, legendary rapper Eminem decided to capitalise on it by starting his own spaghetti restaurant and took the perfect opportunity to name it ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’.
According to DFP, customers who flocked to the opening of Eminem’s new restaurant on Wednesday (29 Sept) got a fun surprise in the form of the rapper himself serving up some pasta.
Located in downtown Detroit, the restaurant takes its name from the rapper’s 2003 Oscar-winning song ‘Lose Yourself’ which was featured in the movie 8 Mile. Aside from helping to serve hungry (and excited) customers, fans were able to talk to the rapper and take some selfies from the takeout window too.
Mom’s Spaghetti is a venture between Shady Records and Union Joints restaurant group, though its concept isn’t entirely new.
The restaurant was first launched as a pop-up at The Shelter, a music venue in Detroit, timed to the release of Eminem’s album Revival. The venture continued to pop up at various performances and festivals like Coachella.
“The previous pop-ups were really a test for us to determine whether there was enthusiasm for a regularly-occurring Mom’s Spaghetti spot that would be open all year long.
“We are really pleased to announce the arrival of the walk-up restaurant and adjacent upstairs store, called The Trailer, where fans can experience a uniquely-curated environment and obtain merch and other items from Eminem and his new pasta operation,” Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, said in a statement.
While we can’t have a taste of Mom’s Spaghetti – for obvious reasons, let’s just enjoy this hilarious video instead: