Jermaine spent a week in Germany with his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty (and Maday Velázquez) visiting several places and making several appearances.
On July 1st, Jermaine visits the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin where he meets with Berlin clubber Derya Riza Oemuerlue and Mark C. Donfried, who are part of the first EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union).
On July 3rd, Jermaine is in Berlin to record his appearance and participation in TV Show "Klein gegen Groß".
On July 6th, Jermaine spends the day at theme park Phantasialand in Brühl, where Jaafar and Jermajesty test the ride TARON and Jermaine plays along with a djembe.
In 1996, Michael Jackson visited the theme park when he went on the Colorado Adventure also known as "The Michael Jackson Thrill Ride".
During his trip, Jermaine introduces Maday Velázquez (a model and participant on Telemundo: "Gran Hermano US" 2016) to the press as his girlfriend as "Havana".
On July 7th they are spotted as they go karting in Groß-Zimmern.
In the latest Michael Jackson story, the media is going crazy and lying about new police documents reportedly claiming Michael Jackson kept child porn and photos of animal torture. The fans are very upset, so are Michael's family members and Jermaine and other family members are taking to Twitter to defend the legacy and honor of Michael Jackson.
Paris Jackson on Twitter (21 June 2016)
- Unfortunately negativity will always sell. I urge you all to ignore the trash & the parasites who make a career trying to slander my father.
- The most pure people are always torn down.. It will continue to be proven that my beloved dad has always been and forever will be innocent.
Taj Jackson on Twitter (21 June 2016)
- Looking into our legal rights as our band @TheReal3T was mentioned in a malicious article recently for a tabloid website.
- Not only is there absolutely no truth to this story whatsoever, but I'm truly sick of this crap. #getalife and stop living off ours.
- What happened to journalistic integrity and the truth. Is it all about making money and selling lies now.
- Fake news travels fast. The world picked up this trashy story. There's such a race to be first, only a few checked to see if it's even true.
Taj Jackson on Twitter (22 June 2016)
- A well-timed and planned out smear campaign targeting my uncle’s name. This is cyber bullying at it’s finest. The eagerness and willingness of world media outlets to copy and paste a headline and story from a click bait gossip blog is irresponsible and shameful. No one wishes this done to them, so why is it ok to do this to us?
- MJfam, I need your help. Lets show the world our love for MJ on June 25th with the hashtag #MJforever. Spread the word now.
Jermaine Jackson on Twitter (22 June 2016)
- RT 1: Sadly typical of imbeciles @RadarOnlineCom to recycle 'police report' story containing lies about Michael DISPROVEN long ago.
- 2: What's more shameful in this age of 'clickbait' is how other media rushed to echo the recycled lie. Research & integrity be damned.
- RT 3: All available evidence, reports & exhibits shown to jurors in 2005. Found him not guilty. Unanimously.
- 4: FACT: RT @CEThomson Judge Melville signed off a press statement before trial which said prosecutors had confirmed no child porn was found.
- 5: FACT: D.A. allowed one of Michael's accusers to handle adult mags at Grand Jury hearings...then bagged them for fingerprint analysis.
- 6: FACT: One accuser, when shown porn mag, sd yes, that's what Michael showed him. Mag date: Aug 3rd... 5mnths AFTER boy left Neverland.
- 7: The stitch up lies kept coming in court. Each one dismantled by defense Tom Mesereau. But media didn't trumpet his cross-examination.
- 8: Thankfully, intelligent jurors scrutinised police's sloppy face-value case & found nothing criminal. Clowns @RadarOnlineCom more gullible.
- FACT: Example of how the police made 2+2=100. But jurors in 2005 saw through it...
- Who you going to trust more: the FBI or the low life @RadarOnlineCom? #facts
- In death, Michael still suffers trial by media but his exoneration is enshrined in court transcripts 'journalists' are too lazy to read.
- Let Michael rest in peace. Leave. Him. Alone.
Lies run Sprints, but the Truth runs Marathons.
- Michael Jackson
Halima Rashid filed a divorce petition on June 21st, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Jermaine Jackson married Halima in August of 2004 and she cites November 28, 2015 as the date of separation. The former couple do not have children together, but Halima is requesting spousal support. She told and explains to People exclusively the reasons for the divorce:
"With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I today announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson. We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married. I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons. At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much."
- Halima Rashid
On 17 June 2016, Jermaine Jackson granted the wish of Dylan Kuehl's as part of contributing to Gifts from the Heart for Downs. Dylan is a young man with the syndrome of Down and Gifts from the Heart for Downs is a 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt organization that works to bring wishes to life for people with Down Syndrome. Jermaine showed Dylan around at the Jackson Family home Hayvenhurst, visited his Mother Mrs Jackson and Dylan showed his art, home-made jewelry and dance moves. The photos and video are courtesy of Bailey Holiver of Baileys Photography.
Jermaine Jackson also posted the following on Twitter in response to the passing of Muhammad Ali:
Thoughts and prayers with our dear friend Muhammad Ali. #thegreatest #keepfighting
As boys, we huddled around the radio as Muhammad Ali floored Sonny Liston. In 1975, he walked into, and blessed, our lives...
Like a playful uncle, he shadow-boxed, he levitated, he inspired, he taught us self-belief. He was the sweetest, friendliest of men...
He was the greatest there ever was. As a boxer, as a man, as a friend to our family. So many unforgettable memories.
You shook up the world, champ. Now go rest in peace. #RIPMuhammadAli
- Jermaine Jackson on Twitter, 4 June 2016
The Las Vegas International Jewelry Show (June 2-5) at Mandalay Bay’s convention center in Las Vegas added a little star power, in jewelry and personality, with an appearance from Jermaine Jackson. The show, which sells only to industry retailers, was created by show president Arnold Duke. The show attracts hundreds of vendors from across the United States and around the globe. It is designed with the trade in mind, including concierge service to help guests find what they need most quickly and a convenient, compact layout that will speed viewing. Jermaine Jackson hosted a celebrity jewelry contest on June 4th where attendees had a chance to match celebrity jewelry pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and others with their celebrity owners. The 50 celebrities whose jewelry was in the collection include: Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis, and Elton John. Any retailer that correctly matched the celebrities to its jewelry pieces will be allowed to borrow a celebrity jewelry collection for a one week in-store promotion. More info about Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry.
Sheffield Wednesday will have a celebrity fan cheering them on in Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final. WATCH Jermaine Jackson talking to Sky Sports as he joined the show live via Skype and spoke about his support for Sheffield Wednesday and said that he has even re-written a song in honour of Wednesday's Wembley appearance against Hull City. The match is live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 4pm. The Owls are one match away from a return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, following a 3-1 aggregate win in the play-off semi-final against Brighton. Jermaine and his brothes also recorded a video in support of the Owls.
The Jackson Patriarch was hospitalized on May 12th, 2016 and TMZ asked Jermaine Jackson about his father's health.
Video is courtesy of TMZ.
Watch Jermaine Jackson's exclusive interview with Bisi Olatilo on The Bisi Olatilo Show known as ‘BOS’, the Flagship of all TV talk shows in Nigeria with millions of viewers. The video is courtesy of BISCON.
Jermaine Jackson is in Lagos, Nigeria and has disclosed that the family is planning to build the Jackson Academy Performing Art School in Lagos to raise up musical talents. Jermaine paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde on Friday in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and hinted of plan to site an academy to train up Nigerians and Africans in the area of music. Jermaine, who led a team on a tour of Nigeria to mark the Jackson Golden Jubilee in performance on stage, said there were lots of great talents in Nigeria that needed to be trained and given bright future. “There is a lot of great talents here and we want to use our 50 years of experience in being in the business to teach the arts. We want to construct the Jackson Academy Performing Art School here. It will have a curriculum and also will teach music, directing, film, lightening, producing, dancing and so on. We want to get the talents here ready for the global market. I do believe that the drums and the beat started from here,” Jermaine said. According to him, “we are going to give you nice compilation of songs that you know and I am just very honoured to be here because we have been kept away from you because of the politics and we are not interested in such politics because we are people who cared about people. We need to have a closer relationship with African-American and the rest of Africa because we have been separated for long and we can reach out to do other things.” Jermaine said civilization began in Africa and that “we have always been interested in knowing the beginning of civilization. We are bringing a team together of people who can produce a concert. It’s been 50 years for the Jacksons. I like coming here because I have a lot of questions. I was just in China and I learnt that the first dynasty that started in China came from Africa here and I had a professor in China to tell me this. That made me very proud and the world needs to know this because in our history books in America because they don’t put this there. They don’t want us to know this but when you travel and you have the opportunity to see things for yourself, you will realize that the history books were written by someone else and it is their version and it is their interpretation of what happened which is usually not the truth,” Jermaine added.
Steve Ayorinde stated that The Jacksosn 50th anniversary celebration coincided with the plan by the Lagos State Government to mark the 50th year anniversary of Lagos, saying that Lagos is now the oldest state in Nigeria as it had not been divided like others. “Lagos State is the oldest State Nigeria now as it has been indivisible. Other states have had states created out of them. Lagos State being the most populated and prosperous in Nigeria, we thought it deserves celebration and we are starting a year long celebration from May 29. “We welcome the idea that the golden tour of the Jacksons in Africa starts fom Nigeria and Lagos. We encourage the organiser of the tour, that we will welcome collaboration from you. The Jackson at 50 and Lagos at 50, we welcome collaboration,” he said. Ayorinde added that the Jackson’s tour coincided with the International Jazz Day, which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would be hosting on Saturday evening to showcase the world of Jazz to lovers of the music, while extending invitation to Jackson and his team.
Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (right); with Jermaine Jackson of the defunct Jackson 5 during Jackson’s visit to the Lagos State Government, at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Jermaine confirmed readiness to participate at the star-studded Jazz concert being put together by the Lagos State Government in commemoration of the 2016 International Jazz Day. The concert, which is to be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, will hold at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja onSaturday, April 30 by 5pm. Jermaine, who confirmed his readiness to participate at the festival during a press conference held at the Lagos state ministry of information and strategy, Alausa, said he would be at the festival to support the government and array of international and local artists who would be performing.
Jermaine Jackson presented the Guinness World Records "Most Valuable Guitar" at Hong Kong Convention Centre on April 19th, 2016. The extravagant instrument art piece, a Gibson SG, titled ‘Circles of Life’ is encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones and is co-designed by Jermaine Jackson (and product director of Aaron Shum Jewelry Alice Trinh) and sponsored by Swarovski Gemstones. The guitar also holds the Guinness World Records title of "Most Jewels on a Guitar".
Jermaine also Jackson paid a visit on April 19th, 2016 to HKTDC Design Gallery in Hong Kong where (his) Jermaine Jackson Fine Jewelry is on display and for sale!
Jermaine Jackson signed a deal on April 15th, 2016 to set up a studio in Shanghai, consisting of a theme park and art school in honor of his late brother Michael Jackson. Jackson signed the deal with HoLLyWood Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Ltd. to launch "The EMPEROR Group" studio during his business trip to China last weekend. Jermaine also inspected several locations in Shanghai looking for sites to build The Jacksons theme park and an art school and a concert in memory of Michael Jackson. Jermaine also has some other projects to occupy his time while he’s in China, he is looking for a Chinese publisher for his Michael memoir, he’s trying to discover young talent in Shanghai for his family’s Hollywood studio and he even has been named musical director for the forthcoming film “Jews’ Stories in Shanghai”, a Chinese-American film co-production about the story of the Jews in Shanghai during 1939. Jermaine also plans to work with his Chinese partners to produce a theme song entitled "The Shadow of Heaven" for the film.
Jermaine Jackson and Diamond jeweller Coronet broke the world record on March 17th 2016 for most jewels on a guitar presenting and playing the Coronet Gemstone Guitar at Baselworld 2016. The extravagant instrument art piece, a Gibson SG, titled ‘Circles of Life’ is encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones and is co-designed by Jermaine Jackson (and product director of Aaron Shum Jewelry Alice Trinh) and sponsored by Swarovski Gemstones. Jermaine who officiated at the event performed "Let's Get Serious" (exactly 36 years after releasing the hit song) on the Coronet Gemstone guitar with the Most Jewels. Jermaine also unveiled his new jewellery line at the event in Basel which comprises of three fine jewely lines to celebrate the Jackson 5’s 50th anniversary. Congrats Jermaine Jackson!
“Music, like jewelry, unites us and has the ability to spread love and joy. Let us never forget its power”
- Jermaine Jackson, March 17th, 2016 at Baselworld