LOS ANGELES — Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter. He’s asking a court to allow him to alter his famous surname and become Jermaine Jacksun.
The older brother of Michael Jackson filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, stating the switch was 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,” said Jackson’s friend Steve Dennis, in a play on the Jackson 5 disco hit, “Blame it on the Boogie.”
A hearing on whether Jackson will become Jacksun is scheduled for Feb. 22 in Los Angeles.