A plane chartered by Post Malone was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon.
“I landed guys. Thank you for your prayers,” the rapper tweeted shortly after arriving safely at Stewart International Airport in NY. He added a few choice words for Twitter trolls: “Can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. F**k you. But not today.”
The plane lost two of its tires on takeoff from a New Jersey airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the aircraft was carrying 16 people on board and had been rerouted for a second time, to land near Newburgh, NY. The rapper was on board the luxury plane, along with Andrew Watt and their producers, which is said to have burned off excess fuel to make a softer crash landing in NY.
According to the Associated Press, “The pilot soon realized what had happened and began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted.”
The flight, which was heading to Luton, England, left Teterboro Airport at around 11:15 a.m., before circling back immediately and making preparations to land.
An insider said, “It lost its nose gear.”
On Monday night, Post Malone won the Song of the Year VMA for “Rockstar”.
He also gave a surprise performance with Aerosmith that closed out the 2018 MTV VMAs.