the judge does not accept their case.
“I’m finally my brother’s legal sister again,” Tyka Nelson, herself a singer, wrote on Facebook.
The ruling comes following months of sometimes colourful claims by people who say they are Prince’s descendants.
Among the claims received by the court was one from a woman who said she had a secret wedding to Prince in Las Vegas, and a little-known musician who alleged that Prince agreed on a tour bus to hand him his whole estate.
The judge’s ruling could also provide more clarity on control of Prince’s storied vault of unreleased songs.
Complicating matters, only three of the heirs have been working with L. Londell
McMillan, Prince’s longtime lawyer who has advised the estate on deals.
Other siblings including Tyka have accused McMillan of mismanaging a tribute concert last year to Prince, a charge that the lawyer denies.