A girl getting an injection in her lip (L), a girl and mom on a bed (C), and a girl looking into camera (R).

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Eminem’s ‘My Mom’ soundtracks some wild stories about moms on TikTok

'I had to explain furries.'

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Jun 28, 2021   Updated Jun 28, 2021, 4:49 pm CDT

Eminem’s 2009 single “My Mom” has made it to TikTok and is being used to soundtrack some illuminating stories about mothers.

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This particular sound originated on the account drippingwax, who claims that “My mother grew up with Eminem’s brother, seems she took some of his moms traits.” The TikTok has more than 1 million views.

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The comments are turned off, but in the caption they say, “This is not a good thing don’t congratulate me or whatever.”

@drippingwax

This is not a good thing don’t congratulate me or whatever

♬ original sound – Worm

The song is just one of several in which Eminem calls out his mother, Debbie, for the way he was brought up. Eminem even notes this trend in the song, saying, “I know you’re probably tired of hearing about my mom.”

But on TikTok, people had much more interesting stories about their moms, ones that involved hiding razor blades in their hair and accidentally booking a hotel during a furry convention.

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@jai_hokage

Before ya say anything, a lot of Hispanics grew up doing that when they’d go to school.!! #fyp#blowthisup #fight #mom #viral #truestory #crazymom

♬ original sound – Worm
@thewoodmother

I HAD TO EXPLAIN FURRIES TO THAT WOMAN #momreveal #furries #mymom

♬ original sound – Worm
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Some of the examples touched on more traumatic experiences, echoing the trend that accompanied Kanye West’s “Ghost Town” on TikTok.

https://www.tiktok.com/@nylaisgay/video/6977425964443716870?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6900943631025178117&is_from_webapp=v1&is_copy_url=0

But not all the TikToks in this trend were negative: Some used it to call out cool shit their moms did.

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Back in March, Eminem was allegedly on the verge of being “canceled” after TikTokers discovered the lyrics of 2010’s “Love the Way You Lie.” That obviously didn’t happen, but it didn’t stop Eminem from releasing a video for “Tone Deaf” in response.

Many of the TikToks in the “My Mom” trend lamented that the sound hadn’t gone viral yet. A week later, it’s been used in more than 99,000 TikToks.

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*First Published: Jun 28, 2021, 3:18 pm CDT