Madonna to Joe Francis: “Girl Gone Wild” Title Switcheroo Had Nothing to Do With Legal Threats

28 February 2012 10:20 AM, PST

Madonna’s camp wants to make it clear they’re not wild about one thing: news that the pop star renamed a song to avoid a copyright brawl.

A rep for the star’s camp confirms a TMZ report that she changed the title of her new song “Girl Gone Wild” because she’s been fiddling with her upcoming album Mdna—not because of legal bullying from Girls Gone Wild mastermind Joe Francis.

Smackdown! Shall we hop in the ring? Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, claims that the pop star has slowly been making changes to the album, and that she dropped the “s” from the song’s original title to match up with how she sings the lyrics.

Ready for the gut punch?

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