LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jermaine Jackson has a new, brighter surname — Jacksun.
A Los Angeles judge approved the change to the singer’s name Friday.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
The 58-year-old, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court.
He sought the name change for “artistic reasons” and says it has nothing to do with a recent rift in his family over the care of Michael Jackson’s children and family matriarch Katherine Jackson.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
His attorney Bret D. Lewis says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was “a sunny day in California.”
Lewis says he doesn’t know whether Jacksun will elaborate on the creative reasons for the change.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
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