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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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OH NO!    

Nutcase.

525 days ago
2.

Bravo600    

Shouldn’t you be an artist before you make an artistic change? How silly.

525 days ago
3.

zombie    

Hahahaha! For douchetastic reasons is more like it. What a tool! I think he should have added an X for real artistic merit.

525 days ago
4.

Truth    

SRUSLY, IF THE DUDE CHANGED HIS LAST NAME FROM 'JACKSON' TO 'JACK ASS' HE BE WORLD RENOWNED ALREADY. #TRUTH!!

525 days ago
5.

dierdre    

omg: I can't believe how horrible this picture isof Jermaine. He used to be really good-looking..WOW what happened to him? His face looks like he has a mask on. ewww

525 days ago
7.

MikeD    

What? This guy doesn't get enough Attention? Nutcase is kind....Crazy is more direct.

525 days ago
8.

Rene    

They are one wacky family!

525 days ago
9.

fstblk    

Will it be "The Germ"

525 days ago
10.

King of TMZ    

The Real Wacko Jacko
as much as I love MJ
This prick should have renamed himself Jacko lol

525 days ago
11.

Majestik    

Ah, legal situation numero uno, he owes how much in back child support? From my understand here in the real people world, if you owe a crapload of money to creditors you CANNOT file and receive a legal name change until you've paid off all creditors.

525 days ago
12.

EagleFliesNorth    

Why doesn't he just change it to Jackson Hole?

525 days ago
13.

Jenna    

He should change it to Greazy Leatherface.

UGH!

525 days ago
14.

pancake    

whose more of an idiot jermaine or tmz

525 days ago
15.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

Really? Your last name, what about that hair style? That would really make a statement..

525 days ago
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