Organizing for Action’s Barack Obama Facebook page posted a photo late Wednesday of President Barack Obama looking at Justin Timberlake’s phone with the caption “It’s gonna be May,” a riff on a popular online meme. The post has racked up more than 400,000 shares.
Organizing for Action’s @BarackObama Twitter account tweeted the same photo last year on May 29, along with a reference to the Grammy Award-winning singer’s 2013 single “Suit & Tie”.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2013
The pop star performed at the White House a month before as part of the concert “In Performance At The White House: Memphis Soul.”
“It’s gonna be May” is a popular misheard lyric from *NSYNC’s 2000 hit “It’s Gonna Be Me.” While it may seem like the page is out of touch if the lyric is wrong, the line has actually become a very popular meme that Internet users share in the walk-up to May.