Jermaine Jackson has filed a court petition to change his name. Michael Jackson's older brother is asking a court to allow him to change his famous surname to become Jermaine Jacksun.
He filed a name change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles, writing that he wanted the new identity for "artistic reasons".
Jackson's friend Steve Dennis, who spoke on the singer's behalf said: "Phonetically, it changes nothing." 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."
A court hearing to decide whether Jackson will become Jacksun is scheduled for February 22, 2013.