Justin Timberlake is giving “props” to the creator of May’s favorite meme.
On Saturday (May 1), the 40-year-old superstar singer and actor gave a shout-out on social media to the originator of the beloved “It’s Gonna Be May” meme, which pokes fun at the pronunciation of a lyric from *NSYNC’s 2000 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
“Now that it’s ACTUALLY May, I have to give props where they are due. Look what you started @astro_kianna,” Timberlake captioned a photo of the annual meme’s creator, Kianna Davis, holding an April 2012 calendar featuring a photo of the viral joke.
Davis shared a screenshot of Timberlake’s post on her Instagram Story, writing, “Can’t believe this. I’ll never forget it (but dude I’m so sorry that you have to see this every year),” she captioned the post, adding several laughing face emojis. “Love you always.”
On Friday, in celebration of International Dance Day, Timberlake’s former *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass also took part in the festivities, posting a TikTok video of himself doing a dance routine soundtracked by “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
“It’s #NationalDanceDay, so I’m gonna need y’all to duet this for #ItsGonnaBeMay Day tomorrow!!” Bass captioned the clip, where multiple replicas of the singer perform the original choreography from the song’s music video.
See Timberlake’s tweet giving “props” to Davis below.