Madonna Denies Changing ‘Girl Gone Wild’ Song Title Because of Lawsuit
The guy responsible for taking videos of girls going wild during spring break thinks he’s hot stuff, but Joe Francis needs to realize he can’t scare Madonna! Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary, has come out saying that she did not changed her song ‘Girl Gone Wild’ from ‘Girls Gone Wild’ because of creepy mans threats of a lawsuit.
TMZ reports that Guy claims no one in Madonna’s crew ever received Joe’s cease and desist letter, which was supposed to prevent her from performing ‘Girls Gone Wild’ during her Half-Time Show at the Super Bowl.
“Mr. Francis and ‘Girls Gone Wild’ have worked tirelessly for an excess of two decades to build his brand and to protect his trademark Girls Gone Wild’ … ‘Girls Gone Wild”s trade identity and trademark are extremely valuable assets which my clients protect vigorously.”
Guy says that Madonna doesn’t even know who Joe Francis is and cited an article that listed over 50 songs entitled ‘Girls Gone Wild.’ So take that Mr. Francis!
So why did she change the name of the song? According to Guy. In the actual song, Madonna sings, “girl gone wild,” not “girls gone wild” — so they altered the title to match. Makes sense to us!
Listen to Madonna, ‘Girl Gone Wild’
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