The 16 Best 'It's Gonna Be May' Memes (And What The Heck It Means)

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It's gonna be MAY!

The year was 2000. Justin Timberlake was the most famous band member of *NSYNC. (Though I was a bigger fan of JC Chasez). Justin Timberlake was dating pop princess Britney Spears. Justin Timberlake was known for a pack of Ramen noodles he used as his hair.

Do you remember the song "It's Gonna Be Me?" If not, here's the video to jog your memory.

Notice anything a bit odd about Justin Timberlake's pronunciation of "me?" It, without a doubt, 100% sounds like "may."

So with that, the pop-culture phenomenon known as "It's Gonna Be May" meme was born.

In 2012, a now defunct Tumblr user account amyricha created the meme and since then, it's one of the most popular shares on social media.

In 2016, Justin Timberlake even acknowledged the meme in a tweet:

Every year. Every. Single. Year. Without fail, between late April and early May, an influx of "It's Gonna Be May" memes rules social media.

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Some feel nostalgic over the reference and others ... well, they'd prefer to skip over the meme and move on to something more recent (You know, like the Cash me ousside, how bah dat? girl who is now ALL over the interwebs.) But it's something we just can't get away from.

Even ABC's Good Morning America tweeted out the meme to no doubt remind the world to flip over your calendar page:

But there's one person (I MISS YOU!) who held the highest office in America and still had the sense of humor to partake in the meme trend: President Barack Obama!

But not everyone is a fan (of the meme, to be clear!)

I feel you!

A couple of days? I see it all month long!

I'd be drunk in 5 minutes! 

Backstreet Boys fans have got a point.

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But just in case you do love yourself some Justin Timberlake, here are the best "It's gonna be May" memes. Enjoy!

P.S. Am I the only one in the mood for Ramen noodles now? No? OK! I'll stop!

Happy May!
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"Brace Yourselves It's Gonna Be May."

It never gets old.
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"You will see the Justin Timberlake 'It's Gonna Be May' meme today. I guarantee it."

Who needs a calendar?
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"After April, it's gonna be MAY!"

Justin Timberlake wishing you a happy May!
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"It's gonna be May."

It COULD get annoying ...
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"Say 'It's Gonna Be May' one more time ..."

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"Roses are red. April is gray. But in a few days ... "

Justin Timberlake is hot, even in weird memes.
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"Hey, what's after the month of April? It's gonna be May."

Wait! What? I think Justin forgot the lyrics.
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"It's gonna be November."

Yes, it is!
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"It's May."

We get it!
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You know what that means...

Roses are red, April is grey, But in a few days, [It's gonna be May]

Can you not?

"When everyone's singing "It's gonna be may," and you're just there like... Wait is it gonna be May tomorrow, I wasn't sure."

Aaron Carter wants in on the May meme game too!

"I don't care who you are, where you're from, don't care what you did, as long as you love May."

I wouldn't say it if I were you...

"It's gonna be..." "Don't."

Jennifer Hudson wants in on it too.

"You're gonna love Mayyyyyyy"

Korn knows what's coming.

"Something takes a part of May."

Denzel isn't threatened by May.

"King Kong ain't got nothing on May!"

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