Chris Brown, Jill Demling via AP Images

Chris Brown made it to last night's Met Gala in NYC, but not without drama!

Just after taking off from L.A. before the big ball, the 24-year-old singer's private plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Burbank Airport after the cockpit filled with smoke, a source confirms to E! News.

Burbank Airport likewise confirms that a business jet landed yesterday just before 12:30 p.m. due to smoke in the cockpit. The flight landed safely and taxied to the executive air terminal.

Brown hopped on another plane and made it safely to NYC.

The singer later hit the punk-theme gala and the ball's afterparty at the Boom Boom Room, where he hung out with pals like Pharrell and Vogue Entertainment Editor Jill Demling.

Dressed in black pants, black shirt and bright red jacket, Brown also chatted with other lady friends at the party, including designer Rachel Roy.

Tune in to E! News Tuesday at 7 p.m. for even more from the Met Gala.

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