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Jermaine Commands Michael Jackson Army

10/4/2010 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jackson squeezed into one of his old Jackson 5 costumes to perform a tribute to Michael in Vegas this weekend -- but the whole thing could ignite some serious family drama.

Jermaine Jackson
While cameras rolled, Jermaine performed a series of Michael Jackson's classics to a packed house at the concert hall at the Planet Hollywood Resort.

Here's the rub -- Jermaine is legally allowed to cover the MJ songs in concert, but if he uses the recorded footage to create and then sell a DVD, album or TV special -- he would need to go through the Michael Jackson Estate to secure permission.

So far, it's unclear if Jermaine did get the green light -- but if not, the MJ Estate could bring legal action against Jermaine to protect its most valuable asset ... Michael's music.

FYI ... Michael's kids -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- were all at the show.



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46.

dd    

Jermaine just doesn't have Micahels charisma when Michael walked out on stage it was like the sun came out. When I saw the group perform live I felt the same way now Jermaine just verified it..Glad I turned those free tickets down.

1292 days ago
47.

dd    

Yes I really refused to get out of bed to see the show. It really would have depressed me...someone please tell him he's not Michael.

1292 days ago
48.

Melinda    

This is terrible in so many ways. Jermaine - start someting else!

1292 days ago
49.

here-we-go-again    

Jermaine's hair looks cool!
Here is the secret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhlU2Byfws

1292 days ago
50.

Audie    

Ugh!! Jermaine quit ruining Michael's songs.
Nobody can sing like Michael, esp. Jermaine.

1292 days ago
51.

Roseilicious     

Jermaine Jackson should try to showcase his talent without using Michael's name. He should do 'Dancing with the stars' and he should record a new solo album with his own songs instead of singing Michael Jackson's old songs. Jermaine is an excellent singer and I don't understand why he never managed to have a succesful solo career in America.And one more thing,Jermaine should try to have his own sense of style.Dressing like the king of pop is only cool when you are the king of pop.

Posted at 10:56 AM on Oct 4, 2010 by Marie

He has been mired in his bitterness of jealousy that he CAN NOT BE Michael, to see straight enough to go there. Launch his own album? Why, when living as a parasite off of MJ, and his mother whom enables, even encourages it, is so much easier. Think... Jermaine has a male child and calls him JerMAGESTY. LOL Obviously, thinking this somehow could be, or would be, a one-up-manship on MJ. Com'on. Jermaine was bagging groceries, just waiting, m'k. KJ as seething with plotting all along. Joe as vile as he is at least has never denied he is who he is, or attempted to be any other then he is. Who'd of thought that that could be seen as a redeeming quality, in comparison to the rest of the brothers of MJ5, and KJ.. but, there ya have it.

This "show" of Jermaine's has me feeling far more embarrassed OF, and FOR Jermaine at this point, than disgusted, although disgust towards the Jackson family (aside from Michael) has always been prevalent through ALL of these years (decades) for me, not just since 6/09. I remember the earliest interview(s) of JJ & KJ decades ago, when JJ just sat there not denying by remaining silent, and KJ flat out denying that MJ suffered any type of emotional and/or physical damage having been done of their own doing to MJ... or, to Janet. (Yes, Janet, admitted the brutality of JJ all those years ago, when they were still quite young)

MJ never 'blocked' Jermaine from succeeding on his own.. he simply asked him to do it for himself, as he had himself when he broke away from J5 - later demanded he do so when push came to shove - MJ got tired of the family harrassment, he just didn't make it public. Even Janet and MJ went years with no contact even though they too had been close by MJ's admission. ALL (MJ siblings, and KJ)are evasive, and intentionally obtuse. It's convenient.

Jermaine chose pettiness, and jealousy instead... Katherine chose coercion and emotional blackmail on MJ in support of Jermaine (especially) hence, to this day, they and she have to pay a lost law suit of the last "reunion" that they had attempted in which MJ (had once AGAIN) refused to do but they had decided to attempt to obligate him anyway. Their loss.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least that Jermaine attempt to DVD this footage, and the Estate have to sue him over it. Time will tell. IF he goes that route, he fully deserves the wrath of Branca. Poor Jermaine. lol

1292 days ago
52.

MiMi    


I don't know where Jermaine went off the rails. At one time he was as big as Michael, and I understand that MJ underhandedly derailed Jermaine's career by spreading lies and making threats, becaus J was a threat to his career.

by SallyChi

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Your joking right?


Michael never sabotaged Jerms career. The Jerm did that all by himself.

AND he was never as "big as Michael". Not even close.

I see dumb people...

1292 days ago
53.

mj is the sexiest man ever    

michael is alive.did any body see the video that shows that the timings of the news about mj in tmz and the titles of the news related to the bible yes and also the time of the finale court of doctor murray 18/1 is 18:1 in the bible and in the qoute says i am here and live forever ever.all of you shooul see that video i just saw it an it blew my mind .i cant explain it.you should watch to understand.even the non.believers shoul see it if you are truley a fan of mj

1292 days ago
54.

Layla    

Dear Michael:

I pray that you are in heaven with all of the angels watching over you!!

Love You More MJ!!

1292 days ago
55.

Roseilicious     

At LEAST he acknowledges that MJ created Neverland not only for his own lost childhood, and for the sick and underprivileged children for for his siblings, including Jermaine) also.

"Yes. He did that for us."

Good on ya, Jermaine. Sincerely. Would have rather seen and heard you tell it too his face in such a public venue (to believe it, and in it's sincerity if it's truly exists) but still.. better late then never.

1292 days ago
56.

cocoapuff    

It's good what they are doing. Perhaps they can lip-sync if they cannot quite get the music on point. Love the Jackson's and RIP MJ.

1292 days ago
57.

Sapphi    

Honestly, what a ridiculous story - hype about nothing. I suppose it a fills TMZ space. zzzzzzz.........

1292 days ago
58.

n2cr8zysht    

Jermaine Jackson is a Hasbeen singer,who need's 2 leave Michael's song's alone.

1292 days ago
59.

Marie    

JERMAINE, YOUR GAY, YOUR A COMPLETE CLOSET HOMO
AND YOUR CANT SING MJ'S SONGS AND U CANT DANCE
SO GO DO SOMETHING ELSE.....I CANT BELIEVE
PEOPLE WHOULD PAY MONEY TO SEE THAT HOMO......
GO INTO GAY PORN AND LET MJ REST IN PEACE............CUZ U SUK..
Posted at 11:28 AM on Oct 4, 2010 by henry hill

Henry Hill, why do you feel you have to call people gay and homo when you try to insult them? That makes you a homophobe. Being gay is not something to be ashamed of. Stop labeling the gay word as something bad.

1292 days ago
60.

juney    

Let's get up a petition to STOP Jermaine from even trying to sing Michael's songs. Think about it - in all the years Michael performed solo, did Jermaine EVEN ONCE appear with him to sign a Michael song, never! It's almost sacrilege to hear him attempt it now! SONY, where are you when we actually NEED you! Step in and stop the theft of Michael's music by the GREASED One. Jermaine, take your kids out of your mother's house and find some gainful employment for yourself outside of show business. I hear this "concert" is to be on Pay Per View. Please, Michael fans everywhere, it's not worth even one penny without our beloved and ever to be missed Michael Jackson.

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