Grapevine friends closely watched Post Malone's plane during emergency landing

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There were some scary moments for the friends and fans of rapper Post Malone after his plane made an emergency landing.

The 23-year-old rapper was born in Syracuse, New York, but grew up in Grapevine, Texas.

He was supposed to be on his way to London when his private plane blew two tires during takeoff in New Jersey. The pilot eventually made a safe landing in upstate New York.

Post Malone made a lot of friends at Grapevine High School. He was even voted ‘most likely to become famous.’ Those friends were watching the news coverage about his plane and were praying for a safe landing.

Less than 24 hours after Post Malone won song of the year and performed with Rock legend Aerosmith at the MTV Video Music Awards, The Grapevine High School graduate was the focus of headlines after a private jet apparently blew it's tires and needed to make an emergency landing.

Brendan Clevenger was watching the live news coverage. He and Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, worked at the local Chicken Express and played in bands together after high school.

"We were all kind of worried about him. And all of our friends were all texting, concerned what was going on. We weren't sure,” Clevenger said. “But I'm glad he's alright. I'm glad he landed. We were kind of nervous there for a second."

Post Malone is one of the most popular musicians in the country right now. The rapper, singer and songwriter was aboard a Gulfstream Aerospace jet that took off bound for London. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported two tires blew.

The private jet with Post Malone and 15 others on board circled for four hours and burned off fuel before making an emergency landing at Stewart Airport, north of New York City.

TMZ caught up with the rapper singer after he landed.

“There's one hell of a team on that aircraft, and we're here,” Post Malone said. “We're here on Earth, and I need a beer."

Malone tweeted a response to his fans which said in part "I landed guys. Thank you for your prayers."

"We were nervous because we he's part of our family, like our Chicken Express family,” said Hillary Wollitz, a former coworker. “So we love the kid."

"We're very happy that he's okay,” Clevenger said. “He's got a lot more work to do."