Lance Bass & Hubby Share Hilarious Twist on Justin Meme

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As the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise, so does the anticipation for the annual meme fest known as “It’s Gonna Be May.” This year, none other than *NSYNC’s own Lance Bass and his darling husband, Michael Turchin, have put a deliciously unique spin on this pop culture staple, turning it into a moment of comedic genius and shared joy within the LGBTQ+ community.

On a bright Tuesday evening, Lance Bass, the ever-charming 44-year-old *NSYNC alum, shared a chuckle-worthy Instagram video that not only celebrated the iconic meme but also showcased the couple’s playful dynamics. The video, which quickly went viral, featured Turchin at the dinner table faced with a bowl of ramen and what he thought was a romantic note from Bass. The suspense built as he read aloud, “Michael, roses are red, April is gray, but when you wake up tomorrow…” only to be hilariously interrupted by a pan to Bass, who, donning a ramen “wig” mimicking Justin Timberlake’s infamous curls, cheekily lip-synced “It’s gonna be May.”

This twist on Timberlake’s own playful acknowledgment of the meme’s longevity—which he recently referenced in a TikTok video—adds another layer of humor and connection for the fans. Justin, at 43, continues to embrace the fun, showing that some jokes just get better with age.

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Lance and Michael’s creative take on this beloved meme not only speaks volumes about their relationship but also highlights their active participation in the digital and cultural dialogues that resonate within the gay community. It’s a brilliant reflection of how humor can be a loving nod to pop culture history while bringing a couple closer together in public eye.

*NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” has been a recurring springtime anthem since its release in 2000, thanks in no small part to Max Martin’s production choices, which turned a simple lyric into a yearly viral phenomenon. Joey Fatone, another bandmate, recently reminisced about the origin of the meme, noting the strategic pronunciation shift suggested by Martin, which accidentally gave birth to this enduring meme culture staple.

As we relish Lance and Michael’s adorable contribution to the “It’s Gonna Be May” lore, it’s clear that this meme isn’t just a nod to nostalgia—it’s a living, evolving piece of pop culture embraced by a community that values humor, history, and a touch of sass. Whether it’s through a bowl of ramen or a dance move, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin remind us that joy can be found in the most unexpected moments.

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