Bowe posted a message on Instagram saying that he was taking a break from social media after receiving counsel from others. “In light of recent events and opinions, I’ve talked to some of the wisest leaders and brothers around me. I’ll be taking time off social media to rest mentally and physically.”
“Years ago, when I dreamt of all I would accomplish one day, I didn’t account for the pressure and opinions that would come with it,” the singer continued. “It’s important for everyone to know when to step back and refocus. Hope y’all understand and support. I’ll hit you up when I’m back.” Bowe concluded by telling his fans, “Love you guys! This is for the best.”
Bowe’s Instagram account has since been made private, so only those who have been following him can see his posts.
The statement from Maverick City Music, which included the caption “With love from @maverickcitymusic,” is as follows:
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. Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address.
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.
Dante is a brother in Christ and as such he has our full commitment and unwavering support as he continues to navigate his path forward. Each of us need God’s grace, and our hope is that we all pray and give him the same opportunity to grow in Christ as we give ourselves.
Maverick City Music
Maverick City Music released their statement in the same month that Bowe posted a video of him and some friends singing along to Puerto Rican rapper/singer Bad Bunny’s “Después de la Playa” on a party bus—a song talking about getting a girl “wet” in his bed. While the music collective’s statement doesn’t provide specific details as to why they’ve decided to pause their relationship with Bowe, some fans have speculated that this may have been the reason for doing so.