Imagine the surprise of fellow potential jurors when they found themselves in the same room with one of pop music’s biggest stars. That is what happened to would-be jurors in Nashville, Tennessee, when they found Taylor Swift was also a potential juror in an aggravated rape case. Jury service is a civic duty in the United States. Swift, 26, was ultimately excused from jury duty because of a potential conflict of interest with a case the star is pursuing in which she was allegedly groped by a local DJ. "She asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver," said Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse. Before leaving, Swift took time to pose with fans for some photos that made their way to social media. The news of Swift’s jury duty finally gave fans an explanation as to why she was not at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).