Mark your calendars: April 30’s signature meme is about to get even bigger.
For the past few years, the internet has been celebrating the last day of April with a certain image of Justin Timberlake from NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” video. The reason? With his subtle southern accent, it sort of sounds like he’s singing “It’s gonna be May” instead. And since people post it the day before May 1… you get the gist.
Last year, Timberlake got in on the action himself with a tweet, but this year the unofficial holiday will take on a whole new meaning. The band is about to get its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and since the members got to schedule the ceremony themselves, it looks like Joey Fatone and Lance Bass spearheaded the decision to celebrate their meme while they were at it.
In the next few mins everyone will finally know what time and date @nsync is getting a star on the walk of fame 😊— Joey Fatone (@realjoeyfatone) March 20, 2018
How fitting this ceremony will take place on Its Gonna Be May Day! See y’all there! *NSYNC to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame https://t.co/92lgOb16L7— Lance Bass’s Smokin’ Polls (@LanceBass) March 20, 2018
NSYNC fans, as you can imagine, are thrilled at the acknowledgment from the former teen heartthrobs:
NSYNC is getting a star on the walk of fame. On April 30th... or “It’s Gonna Be May Day” as Lance called it. pic.twitter.com/LgCaEr4b6k— ᴀsʜʟᴇʏ ᴛᴇʟʟᴇᴢ (@ashtellez) March 21, 2018
This is really awesome that the ceremony will be on April 30th! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see you guys get that star that you all so very well deserve. pic.twitter.com/EhjgsOJlGv— Briana Resendez (@resendez_briana) March 20, 2018
Now they just need to wear their marionette outfits and we’ll have come full-circle.