Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" in the Wild—but Is She in Trouble Over the Title?

Thanks to dropping a single letter, the singer and entrepreneur can go along their separate ways...for now

By Bruna Nessif Feb 28, 2012 12:05 AMTags
Madonna, Joe Francis Dave Hogan/Getty Images; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Joe Francis and Madonna are going from wild to mild.

Previously, the Girls Gone Wild mogul had warned the singer with a cease and desist letter not to sing her single of the same name at the halftime show. And so she didn't.

But that was then. Today, the singer released the song off her upcoming MDNA album (take a listen after the jump!), and so what's going to happen now?

Sounds like things may be starting to settle down. Both parties have come to a compromise: Madonna and her record label Interscope have agreed to drop the "s" in the title and lyrics.

Francis tells E! News that his legal team has been working with Madonna's people all day, and that the changing of the title from "Girls Gone Wild" to "Girl Gone Wild" was "an immediate solution for them to thwart any injunctive relief."

"Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song," Francis said in a statement.  "But, this is still infringement as far as the law is concerned and we have been in touch with Madonna's representatives in an effort to resolve this issue."

So it's not necessarily over, but the song is out and the title has been changes so everyone kind of got what they wanted, right? We'll see.

In any case, the opposing sides were able to come together on one thing.

"We are Madonna fans and there are a lot of Madonna fans that are Girls Gone Wild fans," he tells us.

—Reporting by Sharareh Drury