Dante Bowe to leave Maverick City Music after 'Bad Bunny video' backlash

Eve Edwards September 27, 2022
Dante Bowe to leave Maverick City Music after 'Bad Bunny video' backlash
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As gospel singer Dante Bowe leaves Christian outfit Maverick City for an unspecified period, what is the alleged “behavior” mentioned in the collective’s statement?

Late on Monday, September 26, 2022, Maverick City Music released a statement on Instagram after Bowe was accused of incidents “inconsistent” with the music collective’s “core values and beliefs.”

Let’s take a look at what happened as Dante Bowe leaves Maverick City.

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Dante Bowe leaves Maverick City Music

Late on Monday (September 26), Christian music collective Maverick City Music surprised fans by announcing it had “put a pause” on its relationship with gospel singer Dante Bowe.

“Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe,” the statement opens. “Maverick City Music is a collective of various artists from many different backgrounds and life experiences; as such no one artist’s actions or behavior can always be attributed as a reflection of our core beliefs and values.”

The statement concludes by inviting Maverick City Music fans to offer Dante Bowe their support.

Read the full statement below:

Dante leaves Maverick City in wake of alleged Bad Bunny singalong

Earlier this month, Dante Bowe allegedly shared a video to his Instagram account of him and friends, some of them Maverick City affiliates, partying on a bus and singing along to Bad Bunny track Despues De La Playa, which was released this year.

The friends were celebrating the birthday of Sabrina Harrison, co-founder of MINT Dentistry and AMEN Church, and founder of Equipped By Faith Ministries, a non-profit organization that empowers women of faith.

The video came to the attention of Maverick City followers, with explicit lyrics in the Bad Bunny song causing concern.

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Some Maverick City fans think collective should ‘extend grace’ after Bad Bunny video

Since news of Dante Bowe leaving Maverick City Music broke, some fans have taken to the internet to share their thoughts. And they’re split. While some were happy to see action taken over Bowe’s alleged behavior, others argued Maverick City Music should “extend grace.”

One TikTok user wrote: “I get it’s concerning but we fall short all the time. I fell short today, we fall short every day. So, I truly don’t get it. It’s funny when someone falls short and we don’t extend grace.”

Another echoed those sentiments on Twitter: “I have one thing to say about the Dante Bowe thing, let’s afford others the same grace we’ve been afforded.”

Dante Bowe takes Instagram private as we await comment

In wake of the Bad Bunny backlash and Maverick City Music’s statement, Dante Bowe has made his Instagram account private.

He has yet to touch on his departure from Maverick City Music or the alleged Bad Bunny video.

The Focus has reached out to Dante Bowe’s representatives for comment.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.