Jermaine Jackson Changing Name—to Jacksun

Something about 'artistic reasons'...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 8, 2012 9:01 AM CST

(Newser) – Jermaine Jackson is following in the footsteps of The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Metta World Peace, and Chad Ochocinco. But unlike them, he's changing just one single letter of his name: He filed a legal request to become Jermaine Jacksun, TMZ reports. No word from Jackson—a judge hasn't approved the request yet, so that's still his last name for the time being—on the reason for the bizarre move, but the documents say the change is for "artistic reasons."

"It is something he has chosen to do, and it's fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you've got to blame it on the sunshine," a friend explains to the AP, referencing Jackson 5 hit "Blame it on the Boogie."

In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN.
In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN.   (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
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