Singer Taylor Swift skipped the 2016 MTV VMAs last night for one very big reason… jury duty!
On Monday, Swift was in Nashville, where she was serving her civic duty, just like any other American citizen. On her first day, she even obliged some of her fans who asked her for selfies.
One fan, Tracy Bates, wrote, "#TaylorSwift is on Jury Duty with me. LOL.”
Tracy also shared a sweet video of Taylor engaging in a conversation with the rest of the jurors at a table. Watch!
See more pics of Taylor reporting to court for jury duty below.
Happy to take selfies with us all pic.twitter.com/N6BetYdKHK— Tracy Bates (@TracysActivism) August 29, 2016
How cool is this pic.twitter.com/cIzrZBbCDB— Tracy Bates (@TracysActivism) August 29, 2016
live everyday like you're international superstar taylor swift HYPE AF to be at jury duty pic.twitter.com/rqiFMIXZyz— tess mcgeer (@tessmcgeer) August 29, 2016
Swift was later dismissed from a rape case after she mentioned her civil sexual assault case, which has not yet gone to trial. Reporter Hayley Mason tweeted, "Down to the end, Taylor Swift has been dismissed from the possible jury pool of the rape trial. Other jurors to be sworn in soon." See Hayley's account of Taylor's jury duty appearance.
A heavy case Taylor Swift is being considered for as a juror. Charges: agg rape, agg kidnapping & domestic assault. pic.twitter.com/XqJu6TrBut— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) August 29, 2016
Jurors are asked to explain their line of work. Taylor Swift is asked, few people chuckle at the obvious. She responds, "I'm a songwriter."— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) August 29, 2016
When asked, Swift tells prosecutor she is involved in civil sexual assault case that hasn't gone to trial yet but says she can be impartial.— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) August 29, 2016
Two of the potential jurors dismissed. Taylor Swift makes it another round and remains in the pool of potential jurors.— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) August 29, 2016
Though she wasn’t at the MTV VMAs in NYC, Calvin Harris’ song “This Is What You Came For,” which she co-wrote, won Best Male Video.