Taylor Swift Is Not Above Jury Duty

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat revelation earlier this summer revealed that anybody, including Taylor Swift, can catch an L. But this Monday has proven that no one, not even Taylor Swift, is above civic duty. The all-American songstress was notably absent at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, but footage posted on social media this morning revealed Swift was busy with the judicial process. That’s right: The 26-year-old reported for jury duty in Nashville today.

Naturally, some of the other prospective jurors are freaking out, but Swift is happy to indulge — she can be seen smiling in several photos taken by her fellow citizens. Though, it’s a little odd that she’s so cheery because 1) everybody knows how much of a drag jury duty is and 2) the case she was reportedly in consideration for was a particularly dark one. According to TMZ, Swift was a prospective juror for an aggravated rape and kidnapping trial. But, as Hayley Mason of Nashville’s NBC-affiliate WSMV reports (h/t Stereogum), Swift was dismissed from the pool of potential jurors.

The 1989 star hasn’t commented on her experience or how the jury duty date conveniently gave her an excuse to miss Kanye West throwing shade at her during the VMAs. But for a few hours, she was simply a civilian carrying out a civic responsibility. You can see the proof (and resulting selfies) below.


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