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Dante Bowe deletes apology from Instagram for behaviour issues while with Maverick City Music

by Tola Mbakwe

An apology that Dante Bowe posted on Instagram last week about his offensive behaviour has been deleted from the social media platform. 

On Thursday, the former Maverick City Music member told his 335,000 followers that he was "sincerely" sorry. 

The post read: "This platform of success I enjoy is a blessing that is both gifted to me and shared with YOU, my faith community, family, friends, supporters and fellow artists.

"I sincerely apologize for the impact of my behaviour and that it has offended many people on the platform we share together. This experience has been a real reminder of the importance of being incredibly intentional with how I utilise and engage with the tools social platforms provide. 

"Throughout this process, I have received wise counsel which influenced my decision to take a step back and reflect about my actions so that I may commit to living in the purpose God has for my life.

"I want to say thank you to Maverick City Music for their continued support now and always - Throughout this process they have remained by my side and for that I am truly grateful.
"With love, Dante."

It was posted in the same hour that Maverick City posted a statement about them supporting the Grammy Award- winning singer, despite putting a "pause" on their professional relationship. 

"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," the statement read. 

"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."

An hour before Maverick City Music announced to the world it was cutting ties with Dante on Tuesday, he posted on Instagram that he would be taking a break from social media "to rest mentally and physically".

However, that post has also been deleted from Instagram. 

There has been no indication from Bowe as to why the posts have disappeared. 
Maverick City Music's posts still remain. 

The comments section on Bowe's Instagram has now been disabled. But before it was, his comment section was overwhelmingly filled with support for the deep-raspy voiced singer. 

Maverick City Music member Naomi Raine commented on one of his posts: "Love you Forever."

Meanwhile, Contemporary Christian music singer Israel Houghton wrote: "Nothing but love for you Dante. Always."

Bowe, who has a solo music career, is due to start his US tour in Raleigh, North Carolina on 27th October.

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