Remember that lawsuit Prince brought against bloggers and Facebook users for $22M? It seems like the Purple One has had a change of heart.
Call him the artist formerly known as "Plaintiff" ... 'cause TMZ has learned Prince has officially DROPPED his $22 MILLION lawsuit against 22 "bootleggers" who allegedly posted footage of his concerts online.
Prince has only filed the original lawsuit less than 2 weeks ago ... going after 22 anonymous bloggers (for $1 mil-a-piece) who posted concert footage on Facebook and other websites without Prince's permission.
But after news of the lawsuit went public ... it only took a few days before Prince decided to end his crusade on the bootleggers.
TMZ has obtained legal documents filed in federal court in California to dismiss his lawsuit ... but it's without prejudice, which means he could refile the suit if he feels like it.
It seems like the bad press Prince received for suing the defendants for money they didn't have got to him. However, the "Starfish & Coffee" singer retained the option to refile at a later date.