September 7, 2018 / 1:39 PM / 2 months ago

Rapper Post Malone in California crash weeks after air incident

FILE PHOTO: Rapper Post Malone arrives at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

(Reuters) - Rapper Post Malone was involved in a minor crash early on Friday in California, police said, just weeks after he was on a private jet that was forced to make an emergency landing at a New York airport after two of its tires blew out during takeoff.

“God must hate me lol,” the 23-year-old entertainer wrote on Twitter after the smash on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

No one was hurt in the two-vehicle accident which occurred shortly before 3 a.m. PDT, and there were no reports of alcohol use or driving under the influence, according to Beverly Hills police spokesman Andrew Myers.

Authorities arriving at the scene found the road blocked by a damaged gray Kia and Malone’s white Rolls-Royce, which was being driven by a colleague and carrying Malone as a passenger.

In a video uploaded by the KNBC news station, Malone, whose hits include “Rockstar” and “Psycho,” could be seen looking distraught while standing alongside his battered vehicle, police officers and members of his entourage.

It was unclear what caused the accident. As there were no injuries, Myers said, the police department was not filing a traffic report.

“The parties involved will just exchange (insurance) information,” Myers said.

Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, was on a private jet that took off from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport headed for London on Aug. 21 when two of its tires blew out. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stewart Airport outside New York City.

In May, streaming service Spotify said his sophomore album “beerbongs & bentleys” had broken the first-week streaming record, with more than 236 million streams in the United States and more than 411 million worldwide.

Reporting by Gina Cherelus in New York

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