The plane took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey Tuesday headed to London. After the tires blew off during takeoff, the pilot turned around to make an emergency landing, reports TMZ, which obtained air traffic control audio.
Air traffic control told the pilot to continue flying to Massachusetts to burn more fuel for a safer possible crash landing, TMZ reports.
The plane has since been diverted to another airport in New York where it will continue to hover above and burn fuel until landing, according to TMZ.
On Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Malone took home an award for song of the year for his hit “Rockstar.”