This isn’t the first time Detroit native Eminem has given back to the city that made him. On Tuesday, the rapper donated 400 portions of the signature dish “Mom’s Spaghetti” to two hospitals in his home city.
Eminem’s Marshall Mathers Foundation facilitated the donation to Henry Ford and Detroit Receiving hospitals, and the food was prepared by Union Joints in Clarkston. The spaghetti came packaged in Shady Records branding with a “Mom’s Spaghetti” logo and a special shoutout to its recipients, “Thank you frontline caregivers.”
Mom’s Spaghetti references Eminem’s lyrics, “His palms are sweaty / knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already, Mom’s spaghetti” from the rapper’s track Lose Yourself, which won him an Oscar for best original song in the 2002 film 8 Mile.
Eminem previously partnered with Union Joints to make “Mom’s Spaghetti” for a pop-up restaurant at Detroit venue The Shelter in 2017. Eminem delightfully encouraged his fans to “Come vomit up some spaghetti.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 14, 2017
Luckily it doesn’t sound like any of the hospital staff experienced gastrointestinal issues brought on by the free food. Henry Ford Health System posted a thank you to the rapper captioned:
“Our #HeathcareHeroes ‘lost themselves’ in the delicious Mom’s Spaghetti donated by Detroit’s very own, @eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members!”
According to Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, the Marshall Mathers Foundation in partnership with Union Joints expects to continue delivering donated food— just as soon as Union Joints has enough people staffed up to make it happen.