Post Malone was caught up in a mid-air emergency on Tuesday (21.08.18) after the landing gear on his private jet blew out just moments after takeoff.

The 23-year-old rapper feels lucky to be alive after the plane he was travelling in, along with 15 other people - including Rita Ora's boyfriend Andrew Watt - was forced to make an emergency landing after two tyres popped on the aircraft while it was departing Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at around 10:50am local time.

The 'Rockstar' hitmaker was heading to Luton Airport in London ahead of Reading & Leeds Festival, which he is due to play this weekend, but air traffic control diverted it to Massachusetts in order to burn off as much fuel as possible.

It was then diverted again before the ''hero pilot'' managed to land it safely at Stewart International Airport, 60 miles north of New York City, at around 4pm.

Ahead of its arrival, emergency services - including nine fire engines, 12 ambulances and at least 25 personnel - were waiting on the tarmac at the airport.

Speaking to TMZ.com after touch down, Post Malone said: ''Oh, my God, I hate flying in general. I don't even know what to say, man. I'm shook. There was one hell of a team on that aircraft, and we're here, we're here on earth, and I need a beer, and I need some wine, at the same time, mixed together.''

The rap star's fans gathered at the airport once they had heard that the plane had fallen into difficulty but, despite the outpour of support he received, he was shocked by how many people had wished him dead via social media.

He tweeted: ''I landed guys. Thank you for your prayers. Can't believe how many people wished death on me on this website. F*** you. But not today. (sic)''