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Joe Francis

Totally FLIP-FLOPS

On Madonna Attack

2/29/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Francis has had a major change of heart about Madonna ... because 4 months ago ... he PROMISED he wouldn't sue if she used the name "Girls Gone Wild" on her album ... and TMZ has the footage to prove it.

Back in November, we asked Francis about the then-rumor that Madge titled one of her songs, "Girls Gone Wild" ... and Francis happily replied, "I'm excited about that!"

We asked if he was cool with the situation, legally ... to which he explained, "I'm REALLY cool with that actually ... I'm not going to sue you Madonna ... I love you, I love Madonna."

Fast forward to last night ... when Joe once again made it clear he wasn't going to back down from his new demand that Madge PAY HIM for using the name ... because he owns the rights to everything GGW-related, including "Girl Gone Wild."

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He added, "We've spent almost a billion dollars building this brand ... and she's not going to get a free ride on my brand. But I love the song, I hope it does well ... and I look forward to being a profit participant."

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31.

SusanCoyote    

Why isn't this turd getting his ass kicked?

865 days ago
32.

RaineeDrops    

This dimwit is such a narcissistic tool.

865 days ago
33.

Kabala    

"Profit participant" - right . Madonna won't give him a dime.

865 days ago
34.

SaraBellum    

What a knob.

865 days ago
35.

Sapphiegirl    

I wish California (and the feds if necessary) would pass a "frivilous francis" law making it illeagel for Joe Francis to file anymore lawsuits!

865 days ago
36.

Carl    

Didn't Steve Wynn just win a big judgement against him? That would explain the change of heart.

865 days ago
37.

Cheercoach    

Aw, poor Madonna. Didn't she just go off on Gaga for using her stuff and trash talking her? Hmmm what comes around goes around. Karma.

865 days ago
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Mulholland Drive    

The very last thing I think about when I hear Madonna sing "girls gone wild" is your brand Joe Francis. There's a big difference between Madonna and your smutty ass.

865 days ago
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Nasious Cordova    

F*** yourself Joe. You just want to ride on this old lady's coattails to cover your next underage violation you filthy piece of s***! I hope the next time you end up behind bars someone has the good sense to shank you in the shower and then rape your bleeding corpes.

Choke on that one.

865 days ago
40.

RaineeDrops    

Why does this guy think he is all that? He disrespects women and exploits young women to have his sick lifestyle. He is a selfish, self indulgent, piece of crap who treats women horribly. He fits right in there with the likes of Hefner and Hefner's abusive son. They all dance for the devil with how they use women.

Sicko. Go eat some humble pie and stop living for Satan.

865 days ago
41.

writenow    

I keep wondering why his Mother hasn't committed suicide.

865 days ago
42.

Guest    

That guy is a TOOL. Can't wait for the day someone squashes his net worth. It will happen. His combo stupidity and arrogance will set him up for the right op for him to be taken down legally. It will happen.

865 days ago
43.

nick    

THis guys is pure s***

865 days ago
44.

Areader    

Joe Francis does make a valid point!, however, why would he have said what he did back in November?

Furthermore, why wouldn't Madonna just get the license agreement through Joe Francis and then do the song?

865 days ago
45.

Igor    

And in related news, fast-food behemoth McDonald's has sent a cease and desist letter to Old MacDonald, threatening to seize his farm. EE-I-EE-I O-M-G.

865 days ago
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