Eminem dishes out Mom's Spaghetti to Detroit hospital workers and fans lose themselves in rap god's kindness
Eminem has added a touch of humor to his support of the first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. The rapper is donating his Mom's Spaghetti to frontline workers at two Detroit hospitals.
The term 'mom's spaghetti' is one that you may come across in reactions to memes and funny videos and it even has an urban dictionary definition and memes of its own. The term, as many Eminem fans would know, comes from the opening lines of Eminem's 2002 hit 'Lose Yourself', which he delivered as a surprise performance at the 2020 Oscars.
According to Detroit News, 400 meals were cooked and delivered to Henry Ford Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital through Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation. The Henry Ford Health System shared a picture of the comfort food on Instagram. The cups were branded with a Mom's Spaghetti logo and a message that read, "Thank you frontline caregivers."
The post reads, "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!"
Eminem fans loved the sentiment and responded to the post with comments like "Awesome asf", "amazing" and "We love the rap god".
A fan on Twitter wrote, "GOD BLESS YOU. Our people need that they are dealing with so much these days. I've lost a family member and my sister is working at Henry Ford and I worry everyday someone will be a carrier and don't know they are and give it to all of them. So thank you for thinking of them. (sic)." Another fan said, "As long as he doesn't shake hands when his palms are sweaty, I'm for it."
The special spaghetti was cooked by Union Joints in Clarkston, Michigan, which previously partnered with Eminem to sell Mom’s Spaghetti at a Saint Andrews pop-up to celebrate the release of his album 'Revival' in 2017. Cups are sold for $5 each or $8 with meatballs and a "s'ghetti sandwich" for $5.
Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's manager, said the spaghetti will continue to be delivered over the next few weeks when Union Joints has the workforce necessary to carry out the orders.