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On Saturday, the 21-year-old Cincinnati Bengals player posted on Twitter, asking his followers for food recommendations in Detroit, Michigan. "What's Detroit known for food wise?" he tweeted.
After numerous fans responded that the NFL star should check out Eminem's Mom's Spaghetti restaurant — which gets its name from a lyric in the rapper's hit song "Lose Yourself" — Carman apparently checked the spot out, as he later blamed the restaurant for causing him to get sick the next day during his matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Carman unexpectedly left the field during the third quarter, which The Bengals tweeted was due to an "illness." They also added at the time that his return was "questionable."
"Jackson Carman just threw up on the field," one spectator tweeted.
Jackson Carman just threw up on the field.
— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) October 17, 2021
Later that night, Carman posted on Twitter once more, this time seemingly claiming that Eminem's restaurant was the reason behind his game-time illness. "Would not recommend eating Moms spaghetti when you visit Detroit.." he tweeted.
"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy," Eminem raps early on in the song, which he penned for the soundtrack to his film, 8 Mile. "There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti."
Would not recommend eating Moms spaghetti when you visit Detroit.. 😅
— T H E J I A N T (@Jackthejiant) October 18, 2021
Eminem, 49, (né Marshall Mathers) first transformed the popular "Lose Yourself" lyric into a food concept back in 2017, opening up Mom's Spaghetti as a pop-up shop at the Detroit music venue the Shelter while promoting the release of his album, Revival.
Last April, he sent containers of prepared spaghetti to frontline workers at Henry Ford and DMC hospitals, as they helped those in need amid the coronavirus crisis.
Now, Mom's Spaghetti has a more permanent spot, taking up a bodega-sized portion of the ally next to Union Assembly — the two-story 14,800 square foot restaurant in District Detroit across from Comerica Park. (Union Joints, owner of Union Assembly, are partners with Eminem in the concept.)
Late last month, Eminem made a rare public appearance, stopping by the grand opening of his new restaurant. The rapper posted at the spot's walk-up window, where customers can order from the restaurant's simple menu of Mom's Spaghetti ($9), Mom's Spaghetti with Meatballs ($12), and a variety of "pop" or water ($3). There's also the S'getti Sandwich ($11) which layers pasta between two slices of thick bread.
Wearing black pants, a T-shirt, hat and silver-hooded jacket, Eminem kept things serious in pictures while posing with eager fans. A shot was also snapped of him at the Trailer — a store for fans of Eminem featuring merch and memorabilia. It's located just upstairs from the restaurant.