I know the Jackson siblings technically never had a chance under the Joe Jackson reign but I just can’t rock with this level of dysfunction all these years later. TMZ is reporting that Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally change his last name, which would be all fine and dandy if he wasn’t simply going from Jackson to Jacksun. WTH is that about?
Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature, TMZ notes.
In the docs, Jermaine says he wants to make the change for “artistic reasons” … but he does not give any further details about the move.
The request has NOT yet been approved by a judge — but a hearing has been scheduled.
TMZ adds that Jermaine will be required to have his name change publicly announced, i.e. printed in a local publication, several times in the next couple of months before the change can be made official. I imagine lots of shade will follow said announcements. All I have to say is Jermaine, being a Jackson was the best thing you had going for you, and if you weren’t Michael and Janet’s brother nobody would be checking for you. He must be missing all the attention that was on him when he was kidnapping his mother and arguing with his 14-year-old niece Paris.
The only other explanation I can come up with is he’s going through this process as some sort of legal loophole, which means the family is still on some greedy, we want Michael Jackson’s will money stuff right now. That might be better than him dropping new music though because that “artistic reasons” explanation actually has me a little nervous.