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Jermaine Jackson -- I Don't Make Squat

2/6/2009 8:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jeramaine JacksonJermaine Jackson thinks $3,000 per month is too damn much for child support ... for a guy who only barely made $10,000 in all of 2008.

In a desperate attempt to save himself some cash, Jermaine filed legal papers with the L.A. County courts Wednesday, claiming he hasn't made diddly squat since 2007 -- when he raked in $450,000 to appear on the U.K. version of "Big Brother."

Jermaine claims the current monthly amount he's required to fork over to his ex wife Alejandra Jackson is unfair, because his income from"Big Brother" was a factor when he agreed to pay $3,000 per month in child support in May 2008. Now Jermaine claims he can't afford to keep up the payment because he's had a "significant change of circumstance" -- and only makes $892.75 per month.

Jermaine claims on his current salary, he can barely afford to pay for clothes, laundry, groceries and a tutor for his kids, Jaafar and Jermajesty. Oh, and he also claims he's so strapped for cash, that Alejandra needs to pay his legal fees too.

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marson    

Jermaine, I love you, and I always have since the J5 days. These are your kids, and they need things. I realize the mother is a goldigger! Sign to do another season of the Jacksons reality show and you will have money. You still have alot of original fans in the USA. Don't pay any attention to the haters they don't know you or your brothers. We baby boomers are the majority now, and we want to hear you sing. You are the closest thing to Michael we have left, and we miss him something terrible. We loved your new song Lets go to mumbai city on youtube. Release it here in the USA. We will buy it. I put it on my facebook and everyone wants to know where they can buy it. You have a god given talent too. You can put some of the younger artists to shame with your soulful strong voice. I can't listen to smile without crying. Please sing for us again, and you will be in the money again, and your kids will not want for anything. You know you can do it! forever fan

1512 days ago
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bebefj123    

She needs to get a job too like everybody else. Like she is excused from working like the rest of us that get child support. She thinks because she slept with 2 brothers that she can ride for free for the rest of her life. What about Randy, is he paying support. This is just nasty. 2 brothers had married and had babies with the same woman. Wow, what an embarrassment.

1512 days ago
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bebefj123    

They should sue for custody if she is incapable to take care of them and Help provide them with a place to stay. She has to work too. SHe could have been going to school or something while she had all this time sitiing around and dumping her kids on Katherine anyway. Where was she when the taser incident occurred? WHy is it all Katherine's fault when these kids have 2 adult non-working parents? SUe for custody Jermaine and you live in the condo with them with your new wife.

1512 days ago
49.

Frances    

He sounds like Joe Jackson. He need to find a job stop having all these children and living beyond your means.

1330 days ago
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Terry Joe    

Oh please give us people a break Jermaine, do you REALLY expect people to think youmake actually less than 900 bucks per
month ? It sems to me, and would be logical that your brother
Michael was the bread winner out of the entire Jackson family; and quite frankly, it's my personal opinion that almost everyone
of you ( except perhaps Janet, who seems to have a little more class and dignity ) ' mooched off of his $$$ ', especially the
father Joe. And Mrs. Jackson isn't doing such a bad job herself
in her attempts to make more money for herself off of Michaels
memory.
I think you all need to go see a shrink. I may be wrong, but I thought Jehohvah Witnesses didn't care that much about money and MORE money.

1318 days ago
51.

Tone    

Jermaine has always been a Deadbeat dad. Since the 1990's. Time to get a Job at that Coffee Shop Jermaine.

1310 days ago
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