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Taylor Swift didn't go to the MTV VMAs because she was elsewhere being a flawless queen

Taylor Swift didn't show up at the 2016 MTV VMAs and that, of course, got tongues wagging.

Was she trying to avoid bumping into Kanye West?

Did she think Katy Perry might be there?

Turns out, the answer is much more down to earth and much more Taylor Swift.

She was on jury service - at least, she was until she was excused by a Nashville judge. By that point, it was much too late to make it to New York for the ceremony.

But, before she left, Taylor posed for selfies with her fellow jurors. Proving that Taylor will always be the perfect pop star, under any circumstances.

Here is evidence of Taylor's recent amazingness

Taylor was being considered for jury service in a rape and kidnapping case but was excused because the judge did not believe she could be impartial due to her own impending legal case.

“She asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver where she was – she used the term – ‘groped’ by a fan at a meet-and-greet,” said Ken Whitehouse, a spokesman for the Davidson County district attorney general’s office.