Justin Timberlake’s “It’s Gonna Be May” meme has gotten an update for the COVID-19 times.
The singer posted the new version of the meme to his Twitter page, featuring the same old photo of him – but wearing a face mask. “Spring Summer 2020. Thanks for this, Internet,” Justin tweeted.
A month ago, the meme started circulating in a different context with people posting “It’s Gonna Be May” in response to the question “When is the quarantine going to end?” The meme was born out of Justin’s pronunciation of the line in the *NSYNC hit, “It’s Gonna Be Me,” and has popped up every April 30th since 2012.
Timberlake voices the character Branch in Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, which was released directly to video-streaming services in response to the ongoing global pandemic. The movie had amassed nearly $100 million in digital rentals by the end of April.
Timberlake donated to the Mid-South Food Bank in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, in March and encouraged his Instagram followers to do the same.