Friday's scheduled release of the Prince EP has been halted. His estate was granted a restraining order by a federal judge that stops the six-song collection from going on sale.
According to TMZ, the court said it appears that producer George Ian Boxill has no legal right to sell this music. The order referenced a confidentiality agreement signed by Boxill when he recorded with Prince in 2006.
Not only was the release stopped but Boxill was ordered to turn the recordings over to the Prince estate.
The court order stands until May 3rd -- but can be extended beyond that date. There will be a hearing to make a final determination.
The order isn't retroactive -- people who ordered the EP on iTunes already received a preview track. So the music Prince's estate tried to stop is already in hands of some fans.