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Dante Bowe Addresses His Split From Maverick City Music

Dante Bowe Addresses His Split From Maverick City Music

Dante Bowe, the former Maverick City Music artist, has finally addressed why the worship collective “paused” its relationship with him.

On “The Afternoon Hustle with Amir Diamond,” Bowe cleared up the air on what really went down. 

At the time of the split, rumors ciruclated that the split was the result of an image Bowe had accidentally posted to his Instagram story before quickly deleting it. However, some of Bowe’s followers saw it before it was removed. A screenshot of it remains on  Protestia, where Bowe is taking a selfie in front of a bathroom mirror, wearing only a tank top pulled up over his chest.

Bowe admitted, “I accidentally posted a photo of myself that was, like, inappropriate, but it wasn’t like a sexual photo.”

Instead, Bowe claims Maverick City Music chose to part ways with him because he had started recording solo work. claims,

“I was the most nominated gospel artist ever…I got nominated most times in one term,” Bowe said. “I was the first one to ever do that. And I was the first artist to go on their first arena tour without the group, and so we were really having like this these little feuds. “

Bowe said his time finally ended after he faked being sick to get out of going on tour with Maverick City Music.

“We suddenly had all these little feuds at the time, and I was kind of in and out. And this last tour that they went on I just called in after I got off my 14-country tour, and I was like, ‘Man, I’m sick. Like I can’t do it,'” Bowe explained. “I did feel bad like I was a little sick, but at the same time, I was just really tired of being a part of a group.”

At the time of the split, Maverick City Music released a brief explanation for going separate ways.

“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 read. “Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address.”

Fans quickly began to speculate on Bowe’s removal following the vagueness of Maverick City Music’s statement.

Some fans believed that Bowe’s departure was owing at least in part to a video he posted on Instagram, which showed him and friends rapping along to Bad Bunny’s “Después de la Playa” on a party bus, while others speculated it had to do with an accidental and photo Bowe accidentally posted to his Instagram story.

“I think what happened between me and them at the time with me posting that video of me dancing to Bad Bunny or the picture of myself or whatever the case may be, I feel like it was just their leeway just to go ahead and pause the relationship with me,” Bowe said.

“But they offered me a record deal two weeks later,” Bowe shared. “But nobody knows that. It’s in my email.”

Maverick City Music said that the group had no desire to slander Bowe and instead were committed to giving him their “full commitment and unwavering support as he continues to navigate his path forward.” 

Bowe has continued to pursue his solo career, releasing a self-titled album earlier this year — which recently came under fire after dropping the music video for his song, “Wind Me Up.

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