By Amanda Wicks
Taylor Swift wasn’t nominated for a Moonman last night (August 28) at the 2016 MTV VMAs, so her absence from the awards show shouldn’t have been cause for concern. But considering the drama surrounding Kanye West’s “Famous” song and video, as well as the fact that MTV gave him a full four minutes to say whatever he wanted, many read her skipping out on the evening as a way to avoid the rapper.
As it turns out, Swift couldn’t make the MTV VMAs because she was doing her civic duty (via TMZ). The pop star was called in for jury duty in Tennessee, and she is currently one of 30 potential jurors being vetted to serve on a criminal case. Jury selection begins today (August 29).
A potential juror filmed a brief moment with Swift in the holding room as another potential juror off-screen shares a story about Swift’s music and how much she appreciates it. The ever-considerate Swift is all smiles and attention. Check out the video here.