Eminem opens pop-up restaurant called ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’

Eminem performs on stage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Hip-hop superstar Eminem has opened a new pop-up restaurant called “Mom’s Spaghetti” in Detroit. The restaurant’s name was lifted from a popular line in the rapper’s song “Lose Yourself.”

The musician opened the pop-up restaurant at The Shelter music venue over the weekend as part of the marketing campaign for his latest album, “Revival.” In the restaurant, customers could listen to the new songs included on the album while enjoying a sumptuous pasta meal. Fans can also purchase exclusive “Revival” merchandise in “Mom’s Spaghetti.”

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, tweeted about the restaurant last Friday, inviting fans to join him in the pop-up. “Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official ‘Revival’ pop up,” he wrote. “Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more.”

In addition, Eminem himself appeared at the restaurant to hang out with his fans and promote his new album. He performed the new record from start to end and signed some autographs for his fans.

The pop-up restaurant is catered by Union Joints, and serves spaghetti dishes with or without meatballs, as well as a “s’ghetti sandwich.”

The restaurant’s name was taken from an iconic line from the song “Lose Yourself,” which was released as part of the official soundtrack for Eminem’s 2002 film “8 Mile.” “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy,” Eminem raps in the song’s opening lines. “There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”

The popular song is considered an anthem for people who grew up struggling against challenges, but never surrendered and continued to pursue their passion despite overwhelming odds.

“Revival” is Eminem’s comeback album after a few years of hiatus. The album is the third in a trilogy of albums, which began with 2009’s “Relapse” and continued with 2010’s “Recovery.” The first single from the album, “Walk on Water,” was released on Nov. 10. The song featured a collaboration between Eminem and superstar Beyonce.