Taylor Swift skipped the 2016 MTV VMAs for the most unexpected reason ever

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Sunday night's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards brought forth most of the biggest names in pop culture -- Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Drake were all there -- but there was one major star that was noticeably absent: Taylor Swift.

Though many assumed that Swift skipped the ceremony to avoid her nemesis, West -- who was given four minutes by MTV to do whatever he wanted during the ceremony and, of course, addressed their feud -- it appears as though she actually skipped the VMAs for a completely unexpected and unrelated reason.

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Taylor Swift had jury duty.

That's right, even huge celebrities have civic duties, and it seems as though Swift was summoned to the courthouse on Monday in Nashville to see if she would be selected as a jury member. Though something tells us that she won't ultimately be chosen to serve, Swift's unrelenting fulfillment of her duties as a citizen are definitely commendable.

A couple of her fellow potential jury members took to Twitter to share selfies with the star, expressing disbelief that she was even there.

Swift appeared to be all smiles in an all-black ensemble and even rocked a "JUROR" name tag, as if anyone there didn't already know who she was.

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US singer Rihanna accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, for her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy, during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Cole Whittle, and Joe Jonas of DNCE accept an award on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Mac Miller and Ariana Grande attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Drake escorts Rihanna after presenting her with The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Flo Rida (L) and guest attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Andrew Taggart and Halsey perform on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Beyonce accepts an award on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Drake escorts Rihanna after presenting her with The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Rita Ora, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, Nick Jonas, JinJoo Lee, Jack Lawless pose with supermodel Naomi Campbell during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Ty Dolla Sign (C) accepts the award for Best Collaboration from (L-R) Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normandi Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie Grande takes a selfie with Fifth Harmony during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie J. Grande (L) and Ariana Grande attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singers Hailee Steinfeld (L) and Troye Sivan attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Republic Records After Party on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) JinJoo Lee, Jack Lawles, Cole Whittle, and Joe Jonas of DNCE pose with singer Ariana Grande (C) duringthe 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Republic Records After Party on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jimmy Fallon speaks onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears and G-Eazy perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Chance the Rapper reacts in the crowd during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Drake (L) and singer Rihanna speak onstage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rihanna and Drake pictured together during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez present an award to Beyonce onstage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ansel Elgort, Kanye West and Travis Mills attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie Grande and Cassie attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jaden Smith and Kanye West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nathan Sykes attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Jonas performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas share a moment at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Chance The Rapper attends the Press Room at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singer Rita Ora and actor Ansel Elgort speak onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ashley Graham and Kim Kardashian West share a moment at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Mothers of gun violence Lesley McFadden, Gwen Carr, Wanda Johnson and Sybrina Fulton with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Chance the Rapper, Michael Phelps and Jaden Smith attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Amber Rose and Hailey Baldwin pose together at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Olympic athletes (L-R) Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian pose with Kim Kardashian West (C) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Olympic athletes (L-R) Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian pose with Kim Kardashian West (C) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Models Ashley Graham, Hailey Baldwin, and Joan Smalls pose together at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys and Nick Jonas attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Ariana Grande, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: attends the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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