Rapper Post Malone's private jet suffers tyre blowout on way to Leeds Festival

Post Malone's private Gulfstream plane had to make an emergency landing in New York as the rapper began his journey to Leeds Festival.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 9:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 10:05 am

The American star - real name Austin Post - had hired the jet to fly from New Jersey to Luton Airport ahead of his performances at Leeds and Reading.

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These are the banned items you can't take into Leeds FestivalThe aircraft reportedly blew two tyres during take-off and was forced to divert to New York Stewart Airport, which is around 70 miles from the city.

The greatest Leeds Festival myths and legendsFans turned up to cheer when the rapper and his entourage touched down safely, but he has since revealed that he received hate messages from trolls who wished he had died during the incident.

He has reassured fans that he will still play Leeds Festival this Saturday.