Eminem Opens Pop-Up Spaghetti Restaurant In Detroit To Promote New Album

Eminem, aka Slim Shady, aka Marshall Mathers, seems to be making something of a comeback at the moment, but not in the ways you might expect.

You probably saw his anti-Trump video at the BET Hip Hop Awards a few months ago, but now the 'Stan' singer has gone in a different direction - he's opened a pop-up spaghetti restaurant in Detroit.

That might seem weird, but when you consider its name - Mom's Spaghetti - it all makes sense. Because in the song 'Lose Yourself', the rapper uses that very phrase:

"His palms are sweaty / knees weak, arms are heavy / There's vomit on his sweater already, Mom's spaghetti."

It's perhaps not the best idea to name a restaurant - however temporary it may be - after something that references puking, but it's not really there to serve spaghetti and meatballs.

Rather, Mom's Spaghetti - which found its home at The Shelter, the venue beneath Detroit's St Andrew's Hall at the weekend - is there to help promote Eminem's new album Revival, which was released on Friday.

Of course, the rapper - who's now 45 years old - was there to sign autographs and serve pasta to people. We don't actually know if he was doing that but it's a nice image, isn't it? Go on, picture Eminem standing behind a huge vat of bolognese and dishing it out to fans while rapping that verse over and over again.

Because, although it sounds like a joke, Mom's Spaghetti was actually serving spaghetti. A takeaway container of spaghetti with garlic bread cost $5 (£3.70), or $8 (£5.99) if you wanted meatballs with it. You could also get a $5 spaghetti sandwich, if you really wanted to go all in with the carbs.

While chowing down, patrons could try merchandise and listen to the new record.

Eminem released his first (and incredibly limited) album, Infinite, in 1996, but really sprang to fame with the release of second record The Slim Shady LP in 1999, on which he unleashed his foul-mouthed alter-ego, much to the delight of teenagers everywhere and the disdain of their parents.

To date, he's sold well over 100 million records worldwide. So his spaghetti dishes probably have a little bit of catching up to do if they're going to prop up that empire.

Words: Mischa Pearlman

Featured Image Credit: PA / Instagram/junkfoodmom

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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