So we just got more proof that celebrities are real people: Taylor Swift missed the MTV Video Music Awards because she was being considered for jury duty.
And yes, the 26-year-old showed up for jury duty, surprising Davidson County residents (and the Internet) in Nashville, Tennessee. But unlike her fellow jurors, she came in security in tow.
Now, what would you do if you walked into the courthouse and realised that Tay Tay was on duty with you? Take selfies with her, of course! The Blank Space singer obliged about 15 to 20 people who asked her for a photo or autograph in the holding area.
Taylor with fans in Nashville doing jury duty today! pic.twitter.com/Gza9jKXQjQ
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftBulletin) August 30, 2016
“She’s about as famous as they come, but she couldn’t have been nicer,” said Bryan Merville, a potential juror who owns a technology infrastructure company. “She took the time to talk to every person who asked her for a picture.”
Tracey Bates, another fellow potential juror, was one of the first few who tweeted about this news, stating “I am on jury duty with @taylorswift13”, followed by numerous photos, including one of her with the singer, which were eventually deleted to curb use of her photos online.
Photos of Taylor taking selfies with fans while on jury duty: pic.twitter.com/jagm7AuZZi
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftBulletin) August 29, 2016
However, T-Swift was eventually dismissed as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case. She had raised concerns about the pending civil case that involved sexual assault, as she was allegedly ‘groped’ at a meet-and-greet session by former radio host David Mueller, who sued the pop star for false accusations.
Taylor was said to have told the judge she would be more than willing to serve on a jury in any other type of case. We can’t wait for her next courtroom appearance already!