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Jermaine Jackson Successfully Changes Last Name To 'Jacksun'

February 23rd, 2013 10:49am EST

Jermaine Jackson, Now Jacksun

A judge has granted Jermaine Jackson, 58, permission to officially change the spelling of his famous last name.
 
In November, Michael Jackson's older brother filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting to legally alter his surname to "Jacksun" for "artistic reasons."

Steve Dennis, a friend of the singer, said Jermaine's reasons for the spelling change is purely for performance purposes. "Phonetically, it changes nothing," Dennis told the AP. He added, "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."

Dennis was referring to one of the Jackson 5's famous songs "Blame It On The Boogie."

On Friday a judge approved Jermain's petition, according to TMZ.com. Jermaine did not attend the hearing because he is currently on tour in Europe with his brothers as The Jacksons.

The singer is married and has nine children. No word on whether any of them are changing their names.

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