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Madonna

I Didn't Change 'Girls Gone Wild'

'Cause of Joe Whatshisname

2/28/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Madonna did NOT change the name of "Girls Gone Wild" because of threats from "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis -- this according to her manager, Guy Oseary.

Oseary tells TMZ ... he found it laughable that Francis claimed victory after allegedly sending Madonna a cease and desist letter, ordering her not to perform her single "Girls Gone Wild" at the Super Bowl. In fact, Oseary says no one from team Madonna ever received the letter.

As for Madonna changing the name of the song to "Girl Gone Wild," Oseary says they've been tweaking the album for weeks, and decided to make the word "Girl" singular because that's the way Madonna sings it in the song.

Oseary says they have tweaked other titles on the album as well.

And Oseary scoffs at Francis' claim that he owns the title, "Girls Gone Wild," citing a Billboard story that claims there are 50 records called "Girls Gone Wild," including songs by Ludacris, Jagged Edge, T Mills, Lee Kernaghan, Lil Rick and Jackie Kashian.

And finally, Oseary says Madonna doesn't even know who Joe Francis is ... and claims she's completely unaware he's been making threats.

Take that, Joe Francis.

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31.

ARTOFWAR    

....Madonna should really, really, really, thank the gays for her unfortunate, talentless, longevity....Artofwar

878 days ago
32.

!yo!    

..maybe she should have changed it completely ..SINCE SHE'S an OLD ASS LADY!! lol.. I mean seriously?? Who does her 'music' appeal to??

878 days ago
33.

Brat    

I call BS!

878 days ago
34.

Truth    

Madonna, blah. It's not 1989 anymore.

878 days ago
35.

Ariel     

people will only respect madonna only after she dies, the same happened to michael and whitney!!! she is a superstar like it or not!! sold out concerts, number one album, song etc, and still will some people think she is not good enough!! and as for that guy francis, he is a nobody who thought himself a somebody.

878 days ago
36.

wiptidoo    

I actually like Madonna's music, but after doing a little digging-I found out just how many people she has "borrowed" from. Pretty shocking...
http://www.aishamusic.com/lawsuit_many_artists_madonna_stole_from.htm

878 days ago
37.

Jeff    

She is so full of ****!

878 days ago
38.

Swins    

Funny they know how many songs are named Girls Gone Wild, yet don't really know anything about the situation.

878 days ago
39.

DEE    

LOOK AT HOW HARD IT IS FOR ANY FEMALE ARTIST TO MAKE A COMEBACK OR HAVE A SHOT BECAUSE LADY GAGA'S PSYCHOPATH FANS THROW HATE CAMPAIGNS FOR EVERY FEMALE POP ARTIST AND TRYING TO SWAY THE OPINION OF THE PUBLIC. GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN THERE WOULD BE FAN WARS THAT WERE FUN AND WHEN WOMEN IN POP COULD ACTUALLY SHARE ROOM IN THE SPOTLIGHT...EVER SINCE 2008 IT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY WORSE THANKS TO THE LITTLE MONSTERS. YOU GUYS ARE UNBEARABLE. STOP TRYING TO TEAR DOWN EVERY FEMALE POP ACT THAT ISN'T GAGA!

878 days ago
40.

RealityBites    

Madonna sucks, grow up and act your age already, you aren't 20 anymore face it like the rest of us over 50, wish we could send you and J-HO and Demi to an island far, far away.

878 days ago
41.

Tanya    

OH REALLY.....WHO CARES!!!!!!

878 days ago
42.

Amber    

Who truly cares???

878 days ago
43.

Jake    

Sorry Madonna but you dont call yourself 'girl' when your 53 years old :P

877 days ago
44.

O_o    

aaaah haaaa! that ggw guy's ego is the size of texas.

877 days ago
45.

Nasious Cordova    

Joe was just hoping she'd throw some money at him to shut him up. Hell, he needs to keep adding to his defense fund since he likes underage girls a little too much.

877 days ago
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