Taylor Swift was one of the biggest chart stars to skip the MTV Video Music Awards.

The award-winning singer should have been there rubbing shoulders with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna.

The question was on everyone’s lips – where was she?

Jury duty!

Photos have emerged of the Shake It Off singer on jury duty in her native Nashville, Tennessee.

live everyday like you're international superstar taylor swift HYPE AF to be at jury duty pic.twitter.com/rqiFMIXZyz

— tess mcgeer (@tessmcgeer) August 29, 2016

when your dad has jury duty with taylor swift … pic.twitter.com/9dAqklemiN

— anna clare (@annaclare15) August 29, 2016

What happens when Taylor Swift reports for jury duty: several men in suits & ear pieces guard the halls, courtroom. pic.twitter.com/KRLn5BE0b0

— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) August 29, 2016

There’s even a video clip of the star chatting to the other people doing their civic duty alongside her.

Taylor Swift serving Jury Duty earlier this morning w/ others in Nashville – so down to earth, @taylorswift13 🎉 pic.twitter.com/G6gB2TWWQS

— Taylor Swift Updates (@SimplySFans) August 29, 2016

So we’re guessing that’s what kept Tay from the VMAs in the Big Apple last night.