As Kanye West continues to bring up Taylor Swift, all without actually saying her name, Taylor had better things with which to concern herself. Don’t think she was sitting in her big, empty Rhode Island home alone (if you don’t count Ben and Jerry), texting Hiddles and watching the crazy VMAs go down without her as Beyoncé and Rihanna and Britney and, yes, Kanye relished the night.
Swifty’s mind was far from Madison Square Garden. She was actually in Nashville over the weekend because she had to be in court Monday morning. No, no, not for a lawsuit (though that’s still happening); rather, Taylor had to report for jury duty.
The civic-minded star showed up without complaint, makeup, entourage or squad member (though there were bodyguards hovering nearby). She also didn’t advertise what she was doing — because she left that to the other prospective jurors, who took to social media to share the news that Taylor was in their presence. She took selfies with them, signed autographs, chatted like a normal human and her fans have the pics to prove it.
My aunt is at jury duty with Taylor Swift and I'm at school it's fine 😆 pic.twitter.com/U9fdgQmqNH
— Shelbs (@shelbykpearce) August 29, 2016
when your dad has jury duty with taylor swift … pic.twitter.com/9dAqklemiN
— anna clare (@annaclare15) August 29, 2016
— Ƞ₳₮ĦȺ₦ ĦɄ฿Ƀ₳ɌÐ (@n8foo) August 29, 2016
More photos of Taylor doing jury duty in Nashville today! pic.twitter.com/8tkiZGRs2e
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftBulletin) August 29, 2016
FYI, in case you were wondering, Taylor was dismissed after a few hours, as she currently has a pending civil case that involves sexual assault. She went through several rounds of voir dire but ultimately wasn’t selected for the rape/assault/kidnapping trial. Lucky for her.
It’s been pointed out that many can pass on jury duty if they’re busy (Swift was reportedly called up in December but she was tour so she was excused) but clearly she had nothing better to do this time around. Plus, potential jury duty sounds way better than hearing Kanye drone on and on for the umpteenth time, right?