Madonna renamed her song "Girls Gone Wild" to "Girl Gone Wild" (singular) after a legal threat from underage-drunk-spring-break-girl-sleaze kingpin Joe Francis.
Which she says didn't impact her decision, at all.
Still, the Girls Gone Wild mogul warned the star with a cease and desist letter not to sing her single of the same name at the halftime show. She didn't.
Then, the singer released the song off her upcoming MDNA album ... with the "s" not only removed from the title and lyrics, but the lyrics as well. Listen:
Francis tells E! that his legal team worked with Madonna's people on it, and that changing "Girls Gone Wild" to "Girl Gone Wild" was just the start.
"An immediate solution for them to thwart any injunctive relief," he said. "Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song."
"This is still infringement as far as the law is concerned. We have been in touch with Madonna's representatives in an effort to resolve this issue."
According to Madonna's manager, that's total B.S.Guy Oseary tells TMZ that it's laughable Francis claimed victory after allegedly sending Madonna a cease and desist letter, which Madge never got.
As for Madonna changing the name of the song, Oseary says they decided to make "Girl" singular since that's the way Madonna sings it in the song.
Oseary says they tweaked other titles on the album as well, and scoffs at Joe Francis' claim that he even owns the trademark to "Girls Gone Wild."
He cited a Billboard story that claims there are 50 records called "Girls Gone Wild," including songs by Ludacris, Jagged Edge, T Mills, etc., etc.
Finally, Oseary says Madonna doesn't even know who Joe Francis is, let alone that he's threatening her regarding her new album. So there.