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Woman claims part of multi-million-dollar estate of late Prince saying she is the late pop star’s long-lost sister

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WASHINGTON — A woman claiming to be Prince’s relative has come forward saying she is eligible to part of the late pop star’s multi-million-dollar estate, legal documents show.

Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents on Friday in the musician’s probate case in Minnesota, saying she was an ‘interested party and beneficiary’ in the singer’s estate.

The estate was previously expected to be equally split six ways between Prince’s known surviving siblings under Minnesota law.

The musician’s sister Tyka Nelson — his only known full sibling — was named an heir last month along with five of his living half-siblings: John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.

The Purple Rain star died leaving no will and had no children or living parents. One of his generation’s most prolific musicians, Prince died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis.

The cause of death is still unknown, and investigators are examining whether he died of an opioid overdose.

Some of Prince’s siblings learned of Ms Johnston’s existence only days ago, the celebrity news website TMZ reported, adding that she claimed to share Prince’s mother.

The court will have the final say over the legitimacy of her claim.

Tyka Nelson and four of Prince’s half-siblings met in court on Monday for a hearing about the estate.

The hearing confirmed Bremer Trust as a special administrator, tasked with managing Prince’s estate as well as determining whether there were additional heirs.

Although the extent of Prince’s fortune is unclear, the website Celebrity Net Worth estimates he was worth US$300 million.

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US judge dismisses Taylor Swift ‘Shake It Off’ copyright lawsuit

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LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song ‘Shake It Off’ on Tuesday ruling the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection.

Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler brought the suit last fall, arguing that the chorus of the song borrowed from their 2001 composition, ‘Playas Gon’ Play’.

In his ruling, Judge Michael W Fitzgerald held that combining the phrases, ‘Playas gonna play’ and ‘haters gonna hate,’ does not entail sufficient originality to warrant copyright protection, Variety reported.

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Swift’s 2014 song reached No 1 on the pop charts and marked her evolution from country to pop music.

Swift’s lyrics from the chorus of ‘Shake It Off’ are, ‘the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.’

Attorneys for Swift asked US District Judge Michael Fitzgerald in January to dismiss the case.

“In order for such short phrases to be protected under the Copyright Act, they must be more creative than the lyrics at issue here,” Fitzgerald ruled, according to court papers.

The songwriters who sued Swift did not allege Swift’s song stole musical elements, the judge said, and phrases about players and haters existed in pop culture before 2001.

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