10 reasons Madonna would have been terrible at jury duty

Would Madonna make a good juror? Probably not.

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Yesterday, music legend Madonna did her civic duty by showing up at a Manhattan courthouse for jury duty. She was dismissed after two hours because there were plenty of jurors in the pool that day—and because the presence of one of the world's most famous people was a bit of a distraction. But if she'd made it to voir dire, would she have been chosen? Her lyrical record indicates Ms. Ciccone might not be someone you'd want deciding your fate.

1. She probably won't pay attention to testimony



“Don't explain yourself ’cause talk is cheap. There’s more important things than hearing you speak.”—“Sorry” (2009)

2. She isn't capable of forming her own opinions



“You always taught me right from wrong. I need your help, daddy, please be strong.”—“Papa Don’t Preach” (1986)

3. She has anarchist tendencies, and may not respect the criminal justice system



“I’m gonna break the cycle. I’m gonna shake up the system.”—“Die Another Day” (2002)

4. She can be demanding…



“I want somebody to speed it up for me, then take it down slow.”—“4 Minutes” (2008)

5. …and kind of dense



“It took me much too long to understand how it could be, until you shared your secret with me.”—“Secret” (1994)

6. She gets off on being cruel



“I don’t think you know what pain is.”—“Erotica” (1992)

7. She doesn’t have a healthy sense of right and wrong



“If it makes you feel good, I say do it.”—“Celebration” (2009)

8. She may actually have committed a felony at some point



“Oops, I guess I shot ya! My finger’s on the trigger.”—“Revolver” (2010)

9. She’s got places she’d rather be and won’t take the proceedings seriously



“It’s time for the good times. Forget about the bad times.”—“Holiday” (1983)

10. She’s not really one of your “peers” anyway



“I got a lawyer and a manager, an agent and a chef, three nannies, an assistant, and a driver and a jet, a trainer and a butler and a bodyguard or five, a gardener and a stylist. Do you think I’m satisfied?”—“American Life” (2003)



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