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Maverick City Announces A Pause On Their Professional Relationship With Dante Bowe: Fans Respond w/ Split Views

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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.” But, what is the alleged “behavior” mentioned in the collective’s statement? This is the question many have been asking. However, an official answer has not been given.

Read the full statement below:

“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.

Fans Respond To False News That Dante’s Release was 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.

According to other news sources, 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. Many fans have been assuming that the release it due to this video being released on his socials. However, Maverick City does not give this or any other reason as the cause for their decision.

Some Fans think collective should ‘extend grace’…

Fans seem divided on the news as many have argued that Maverick City Music should extend grace and others were happy to see action taken over Bowe’s alleged behavior. However, what many fans may still not realize it that an exact reason for their decision has not been made public. However, it is the talk of the video which has given the story more attention and confusion among some fans.

On Tik Tok, one 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.” Watch this fan’s full video below:

@reelprognosis #maverickcity #maverickcitymusic #maverickcityworship #dantebowe #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #react #reaction #reactions #gospel #gospelmusic #badbunny #gospeltiktok #christiantiktok #christian #christianmusic #latenight #music ♬ Full Song (Save Me) Pop House VOCALS – FitzAudio

Others echoed similar divided sentiments on Facebook and Twitter:

It’s clear that many fans don’t feel the punishment matches the actions in this case. Others have argued online that artists and celebrities in both mainstream and Christian circles have remained covered publicly but disciplined privately for worse circumstances. Many have been left confused by the recent actions of the collective. While there are rumors of other possible reasons for this release, no other statement has been made from the Maverick City Collective at this time. But, Dante has recently responded directly to his fans regarding the news.

What is important for fans to remember is that An Official Statement of What The Dante’s Alleged Behavior Is Has Not Been Publicly Shared. What has been shared via the official statements of each party is the only factual news that has been released at this time.

Dante Bowe’s Official Statement

The Grammy Award winning artist released his own statement on social media in response to the collective’s announcement of his release:

“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. 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.

“Love you guys! This is for the best.”

Posts from his fellow collective members are seen below his statement showing love and support and he takes a break. It’s a good sign to see his team supporting him during this time. Our prayers are also with the collective as they seek how to best cover Dante and help him move forward.

Will Dante Bowe’s Personal Tour Be Cancelled?

We don’t know the full story beyond the information we have shared. But, we will reiterate that according to the collective’s public statement, this is currently a temporary release.

There is no news yet regarding Dante’s up and coming tour featuring Evvie McKinney and CHH group Social Club. We will share more as this story continues to develop. Until then, join us as we continue to support Dante with prayer.

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Award Winning Artist KB Talks Faith, Values & Misconceptions on Good Morning America

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Multi-award winning hip hop artist, critically acclaimed author and podcast host KB recently appeared on Good Morning America’s GMA3 ‘Faith Friday’ segment. During his time on the show, he announced his debut book, Dangerous Jesus: Why the Only Thing More Risky than Getting Jesus Right is Getting Jesus Wrong. He also spoke about his coming album His Glory Alone II. While sharing about both projects, he shared about faith, values and the misconceptions of both faith and Jesus.

Watch Clip From KB’s Good Morning America Appearance

This national broadcast appearance released just before the release of KB’s fifth studio album release His Glory Alone II, that drops on August 11, just one day after he kicks off the Summer Worship Nights arena tour with tourmates Phil Wickham and Brandon Lake.

His Glory Alone II will feature 16 tracks infusing the sounds of hip hop, gospel, afro-beats, and soul with a few worshipful ballads in between. Serving as the Part 2 to his previous record released in 2020, KB partnered up with producers WEARETHEGOOD, Scootie Wop and Cardec Drums to deliver a full length project that expresses the infiniteness of God. Additionally, KB peels back the layers of his own heart and journey, facing childhood trauma, abandonment, confusion and doubt with unapologetic transparency.

For more information on KB, Dangerous Jesus and His Glory Alone II, please visit

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Tori Kelly is Speaking Out About Her Medical Emergency: “I can feel your prayers”

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Tori Kelly was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday after collapsing, reportedly due to blood clots in her legs and lungs, penned a letter posted to social media on Thursday. Fans have been sending prayers and words of encouragement since hearing the news. Not much has been released regarding any updates on her health until today. She said she’s “feeling stronger now and hopeful, but unfortunately there are still some things to uncover.” She also shared her love and appreciation to fans for all of the love and care they have been sending her way.

The Grammy Award winning singer included the words “Deuteronomy 31:8” as the sole line written in the description of her post today as she began to pen a letter letting everyone know the updates on her health. This line references a Bible verse which reads in full as saying: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. … Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

She began her letter speaking directly to her fans saying,

“Hi friends, as you may have heard, I’m dealing with some unexpected health challenges,” after reportedly passing out while out to dinner with friends. “It’s been a scary few days but I can feel your prayers… I’m feeling stronger now and hopeful but unfortunately there are still some things to uncover. I’m so grateful for the amazing doctors and nurses who have been looking after me.”

Kelly continues her letter saying,

“I’m heartbroken about all of the things I had planned for this week of the releasing of my EP, but I know my health must come first. Until I see you again, I still want you to enjoy a project that represents the happy place I’ve been in the last few years. I won’t let this hurdle prevent the music from being yours this Friday! I love you all so much and I am truly overwhelmed by all of the love and care I have received. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Tori Kelly’s Husband Extends Gratitude to Fans & Asks For Continued Prayers

Tori Kelly’s husband, André Murillo, is thanking her fans for their support in the aftermath of her hospitalization. Murillo — who is a professional German basketball player — extended a message of gratitude to the singer’s fans in a post shared on his Instagram story on July 26.

Murillo — who is a professional German basketball player — extended a message of gratitude to the singer’s fans in a post shared on his Instagram story on July 26 saying,

“Tori is smiling again and feeling stronger. Not fully out of the woods, but we see the sun. Just waiting on a few more answers. Your love and kindness has been overwhelming. Thank you so much!”

No other updates have been given at this time. But, we know for certain that we and her fans will all continue to pray for Tori Kelly and her family until she is well again.

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Kierra Sheard Announces Pregnancy: Speaks on Miscarriages & Miracles

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Kierra Sheard-Kelly (35) is expecting her first baby with 32 year old husband Jordan Kelly! This celebration is especially exciting for the couple because it comes after a series of miscarriages.

“I am so excited and blessed to have this opportunity to carry, my prayer, and watch our baby grow,” says the singer. “I’m most excited about raising a game changer, loving someone so deep, and having that same impact my mother had on me. I think I’ll be raising one of my best friends!”

The joyful news comes after the singer experienced two miscarriages that she says “took me near death’s doors.

“God still showed me that He’s in charge, and to keep believing. I’ve been fearful and have worried, but God has sent me constant reminders and ways of affirmation. My husband’s faith and declarations have stood in place of my lack many times,” she adds.

“He has encouraged me to know that I’m still loved, had we had this moment or not. Getting on one accord helps create our love child, and is growing us closer,” she continues. “I’ve downloaded faith-based books, prayed every morning over my womb and baby, and surrounded myself with a very supportive and prayerful community.”

“As a result, we are here seeing our prayers answered. I’ve felt the presence of God in my womb and it’s been one of the most promising moments I’ve had in my life,” adds Sheard-Kelly.

Sheard-Kelly and Kelly tied the knot in December 2020. The pair celebrated their second anniversary in December, with Sheard-Kelly posting several photos to her Instagram to mark the occasion.

“Happy Anniversary king @mrjordankelly! I’ve learned so much with you,” she wrote “I’m honored that the Lord has blessed me to be your companion help-meet, lover, friend, homie, and wife.”

On Valentine’s Day, Sheard-Kelly posted a sweet tribute to her husband. “Mr. Kelly, wit’yo fiiiine self, I love you so much.” She went on to reflect on their marriage, ending with “Thank you for loving me like no other man has. You’ve restored me in so many ways and I’m excited to see what we’ll grow into.”

Sheard-Kelly’s new book, The Vibes You Feel, and her new album, All Yours, are both available now.

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