Chris Brown's Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing: Report

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Singer also confirms he and Rihanna are off-again... again

Chris Brown was aboard a private jet on Monday when the cockpit filled with smoke, forcing the Gulfstream 3 to make an emergency landing.

According to a TMZ source, Brown's flight from Burbank, Calif. to Teterboro, NJ was about eight minutes old when "a LOT of smoke" began filling the plane.

The pilot turned the plane around and landed back at the Burbank airport, where Brown promptly caught another flight to New York City.

The delay thwarted his plan to attend the Met Gala, but he did make it to the "PUNK: Chaos To Couture" after-party with a new friend.

Earlier, Brown got on the phone with an Australian radio show and confirmed he and Rihanna have returned to "off-again" status.

"I'm always gunna love that person," he told the Kyle and Jackie O Show. "I can't be focused on wife-ing someone that young. I need to be the best Chris Brown I can be."

He also wrote this: