UPDATE, 3:31 p.m. ET: According to TMZ, Taylor Swift has been dismissed as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case because she has a pending civil case involving sexual assault. As previously reported, the singer sued a Colorado DJ in September 2015 after he allegedly touched her in an inappropriate manner backstage at a concert. Because of this ongoing legal battle, she reportedly told the judge that she can't be impartial.
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Only in our wildest dreams! Taylor Swift surprised a group of excited Tennesseans when she reported for jury duty in Nashville on Monday, August 29, the morning after the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Multiple Swifties took to social media to share photos and videos of the “New Romantics” singer, 26, chatting with fellow jurors while hanging out at a local courthouse.
“My mom just casually has jury duty with Taylor SWIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” one tweeter wrote, posting several shots of the Grammy winner looking flawless in a flowy black top and minimal makeup. In the photos, the superstar smiles ear to ear as she interacts with the small crowd.
In a clip uploaded by another potential juror, Swift listens to a story from an excited mom who tells her she was listening to the 1989 songwriter’s music with her kids during her drive to court. “That’s so sweet,” Swift says.
The night before she reported to do her civic duty, the pop star’s industry peers — including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian — gathered at NYC’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate music’s wildest night. Despite Swift’s lack of nominations (her videos for “Out of the Woods” and “Wildest Dreams” were both eligible), a source tells Us Weekly she never planned on attending this year’s show.
At the ceremony, Ye, 39, briefly referenced his ongoing feud with Swift. As fans are well aware, the duo’s rift began when West bum-rushed the former country starlet’s VMAs acceptance speech in 2009. Though they briefly made up years later, the two found themselves at odds once again earlier this summer after Kardashian, 35, released a recording of a phone call between her hip-hop hubby and Swift via Snapchat. In the conversation, the “Shake It Off” songstress seemingly gives him the green light to use her name in his controversial song “Famous.”
“My wife is a G,” West said during a bizarre oration at Sunday’s awards show. “Not a lot of people’s wives let them say that. We all in the same boat, now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats. Well, if we think about last week, and it was 22 people murdered in Chicago … People say, 'Oh, but you have that beef with Taylor,' but I love all y’all — that’s why I called her.”
The Yeezy fashion designer then debuted the Flashdance-inspired music video for his new track “Fade,” featuring an insanely fit Teyana Taylor writhing around a dance studio in minimal clothing.
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