As the calendar flips to the month of May, the internet braces itself for the annual resurgence of the much-loved ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ memes. These hilarious creations feature the iconic line from *NSYNC’s smash hit, “It’s Gonna Be Me,” which has become a social media phenomenon over the years. With Justin Timberlake’s distinctive pronunciation transforming “me” into “May,” fans eagerly await the opportunity to share their favorite versions of the meme each year.
But what is the origin of ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ meme? This meme is based on the popular 2000 song “It’s Gonna Be Me” by the American boy band *NSYNC. The meme specifically focuses on the way lead singer Justin Timberlake pronounces the word “me” in the chorus, which sounds like “may.” The meme became popular as a humorous way to welcome the month of May and has since become an annual tradition on social media.
Its origins can be traced back to a Tumblr post by user amyricha in January 2012, where the image featured a young Justin Timberlake with the caption “It’s gonna be May.” Its popularity reached such heights that even President Obama joined in on the fun, posting a picture with Timberlake at the White House in April 2014 with the now-famous caption.
From clever wordplay and nostalgic throwbacks to creative adaptations, the ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ memes never fail to bring smiles and laughter to our faces as we welcome the new month. So, let’s join in the fun, take a trip down memory lane, and revel in the joy these memes bring as we celebrate the arrival of May together!
Happy ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ Memes
1. Brace yourselves!
2. Welcome May!
3. Next Month?!
4. My dudes!
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6. Just so typically May!
7. Roses are red, my soul is grey but next week?
8. As long as you love May!
9. Roses are red, April is grey, but in a few days?!
10. I don’t care who you are!
11. Do you have this calendar?
12. It’s gonna be May!
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13. By Bye April!
14. May The 4th Be With You!
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15. But The Best Memes are here!
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