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Jermaine Jackson

I'm CHANGING

My Last Name

11/8/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally CHANGE his last name ... trading out "Jackson" for "Jacksun" ... TMZ has learned.

Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature.

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.

Barring any crazy legal situations, Jermaine will be required to have his name change announced publicly several times in the next couple of months before it can be made official. A public announcement consists of having the name printed in a local publication ... just like Ron Artest had to do when he changed his name to Metta World Peace.

We reached out to Jermaine ... so far, no response.

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136.

maug    

Was he burned in the Pepsi commercial too?

624 days ago
137.

bb    

This is NOT a "name change", it's a spelling change, Jackass.

624 days ago
138.

niles    

First, he should have those weird cheek implants taken out. He looks like the puppet from Saw.

624 days ago
139.

Jeanette    

Oeps, if they going on tour again they have to change their name. It is not the Jacksons (Jackson5) anymore but (if Randy also sings) The Jackson4 and a JackSun! :) Hmm sounds very strange to me! :)

624 days ago
140.

BlueBelleh    

Well i for one AM surprised. I was betting on him changing it to Michael...

624 days ago
141.

nancy    

wau - i didn't know madame tussaud ever made a jermaine wax figure

624 days ago
142.

nancy    

King Of Flop! - is his real name

624 days ago
143.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

That is about the most pathetic attempt to stay relevant that I have seen in a very long time. Even Kim Lardassian hasn't gone there.

624 days ago
144.

David    

Dude needs to change his face!

624 days ago
145.

Porno the Clown    

Moron! .... and that is being kind.

624 days ago
146.

JFO    

His face looks like a rubber mask .... lay off the plastic surgery, buddy!!

624 days ago
147.

therealgenelgnd    

This guy must be getting advice from Puff Daddy I mean Puffy I mean P Diddy I mean Diddy. Jermaine could never come close to MJ even after he passed away. Jermaine is delusional he has always believed he was MJ's equal he is just a mediocre singer.

624 days ago
148.

Ih8Taxes    

He can change his name to Obama for all I care but it won't change the fact that he is a douche bag.

624 days ago
149.

woodin    

artistic reason or just attention? What has he done the past 2 decades but stand in the shadow of Michael.....

624 days ago
150.

just because    

JUDGE DON'T DO IT!!!!! IT IS JUST A STUPID WAY FOR THE JACKSONS TO SUE ANYONE WHO EVER USES JACKSON or JACKSUN or JACKSIN or JACKSEN as a musician ever again like the last name CHRIST

624 days ago
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