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Like a juror: Madonna reports for jury duty in New York City

Madonna poses for photographers on the red carpet on the opening event of the fitness center "Hard Candy" on Oct. 17, 2013, in Berlin. ODD ANDERSEN, AFP/Getty Images

Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world.

The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a New York City courthouse.

"Serving my country! Reporting to jury selection! #itshotinhere," she wrote on Instagram.

She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. She didn't have to stick around for long this time.

The singer, 55, was dismissed within two hours. She spent the time in a clerk's office instead of in the sprawling juror waiting room.

"I'm proud to do my job," she said as she left the courthouse, according to the New York Daily News.

Court system spokesman David Bookstaver says officials cut her loose because there were plenty of prospective jurors for the day's needs. They also didn't want her presence to create a distraction in the jury selection process.

He says her appearance alone "really goes to show that everyone gets called."

Her spokeswoman says only that Madonna did her service.

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