Ahead of The Jacksons final show of the European Summer Tour at Suikerrock festival in Tienen on August 3rd, 2015, Jermaine Jackson and his brothers met with Belgian press for interviews, among the media sources are VTM Nieuws and RTL. Check out pictures of The Jacksons recording the report for RTL in Brussels on Sunday August 3rd.
Jermaine Jackson spoke to Dutch "Shownieuws" for an exclusive interview in his hotel room in Amsterdam after The Jacksons concert in Paradiso on July 30th, 2014.
Ahead of The Jacksons concert at Paradiso Amsterdam on Wednesday 30 July, Jermaine and his brothers Jackie, Tito and Marlon visited the temporary Michael Jackson Memorial Billboard at Mahler square in Amsterdam where a huge crowd showed up to get a glimpse of the legends. Every brother placed flowers under the billboard. The brothers thanked all the fans for their support and for being there and for keeping Michael's legacy alive. Jackie said words of condoleances to the Dutch crowd for losing so many people on the MH17 flight that crashed two weeks ago.
"Michael is missed very much. When we do a performance on stage, we kind of feel him on stage. We miss him dearly. There will never be another Michael Jackson. There was only one Michael Jackson. And the reason why, he was what he was because he was blessed with a talent and God knew what he was gonna do with the talent. He was going to breed an awareness to the world of the problems and try to bring people together and children to make this world a better place. And that's why he was so great. His performance was great, but he was a great human being. Thank you. We miss him so much...."
- Jermaine Jackson, 30 July 2014 in Amsterdam
Joseph Jackson is turning 86 years old on 26th of July and in the ten days leading up to his birthday, the patriarch reflects on each member of his immediate family, sharing private memories and fun moments that stand out the most in my mind. On Day 5, Joseph reflects on Jermaine with beautiful and very true words:
"Jermaine is the type of Kid who is very sensitive and extremely good at playing the base guitar. I have not met anyone who can play the base better than him. He loved to play the base. He taught some of his kids to play the guitar too! Actually one of his kids a few years ago was playing the lead guitar with him on stage. I have always felt that no one can sing a ballad song better than Jermaine. He has a God given talent to sing ballads better than anyone in this world. I am not saying this simply because he is my son. I have been around the block and know quality when I hear it. I only wish he sang them more often than he does. "
- Joseph Jackson, 20 July 2014
After entering the hospitality business, Jermaine also entered the bottled water business. On May 16th 2014, Jermaine sat down with Kevin Frazier of The Insider to talk about giving back with his charity VITÁ water. On May 17, Jermaine and his mother Katherine were on hand at Whole Foods Tarzana to sign purchased bottles of VITÁ water. Jermaine explained to KCAL9′s Adrianna Weingold why he’s decided to venture into uncharted waters. He said his new product is all about giving back and philanthropy.
VITÁ water (pronounced Vee-ta) is helping bring clean water to countries in need. “We’re the only ones that’s building wells and really caring about providing water, clean water for people who don’t have it,” said Jermaine. Vita uses a percentage of profits to build wells in places around the world where there isn’t enough clean water. For every 31 bottles of spring water sold, Vita has pledged to provide clean drinking water to one person for 20 years. For Jermaine and his family, it’s a cause they say is close to their hearts “Water is life and so this is just a continuation of what we’ve been about all of our lives, the Jackson family,” he said. Shakira Niazi, the company’s founder and CEO, is a refugee from Afghanistan. She escaped the war-torn country at just 8 years old, and says she’s made it her mission to help others. “Their smiles, their simple joy of celebrating life through just access to water,” says Niazi, explaining what led her to water. After each well is built, Niazi says, it’s turned over to a women in the village to manage, empowering her, while giving thousands of people clean water for years to come. That is a cause Jermaine says he’s proud to be a part of. “The songs, the videos and everything that’s where it comes from, this is all representative of heal the world, we are the world, man in the mirror, this is all part of it and that’s why I’m here.” VITÁ water has 18 finished wells — 2 in Ethiopia and 16 in Afghanistan. They say they hope to have thousands more in the years to come.
Watch Jermaine Jackson on the Bishop Don Juan Show that was recorded and streamed live onSaturday, April 19th.
American network ABC aired the premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap season 3 on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. This episode features Jermaine Jackson and Daniel Baldwin swapping their wives. At the end of the show, Jermaine vows to never do such a show again.
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