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Gawvi dropped by Reach Records label after allegations – Billboard


Reach Records announced Monday (January 31) that the label has dropped Christian hip-hop producer and artist GAWVI following allegations that he sent unsolicited explicit photos to women while married. He was also dropped from the label’s upcoming We Are Unashamed tour.

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“Due to behavior inconsistent with our core values, we have terminated our professional relationship with GAWVI,” the label wrote in a statement. “It was a difficult decision for us because of the level of complexity and because we invest in our artists not only for their talent, but also as brothers and sisters in Christ. This is something we’ve been dealing with for over a year and wondered what would be the right way forward. New details provided to us made it clear that today’s decision was necessary. We also want our actions to reflect love, care and concern for those who fail and those affected by our failures. Each of us needs God’s grace and we invite you to pray for the families and individuals whose lives are affected. It’s not a chance to throw anyone. We continue to hope that restoration will be the result.

Over the weekend, Gawvi revealed that his marriage to his wife Brianna Azucena ended in 2020. I felt healthier,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post shared by The crew. “There’s no scandal to tell, just 2 adults who made decisions that led to this point. And if you know me, you know I hate divorce and I’m not here to promote it .

Following his announcement, visual artist and designer Cataphant took Twitter to defend her friend Azucena. “Years ago I made album covers for @gawvi,” she tweeted on Saturday. “For my next project, I’m going to make a collage of all the unrequested photos he sent to women while he was still married.”

The following day, Cataphant further clarified the situation surrounding Gawvi’s divorce and why she chose to speak out after sharing her statement. “It wasn’t a rash, thoughtless reaction,” she wrote of her original tweet. “I have known about his actions for at least a year, maybe more. WE ALL DID IT. He was not good at covering his tracks. Who did I learn all these things from? Everyone.

“Second, EVERYONE confronted him,” she continued. “I want to stand up for all my friends because I KNOW they’ve tried and tried. When someone is unaccountable and a textbook narcissist, there’s no ‘going private’ .

She concluded her series of tweets by writing: “I did this because I am defending my friend who was misrepresented in this false statement which painted a false picture of why Gawvi left his wife for someone. another. Divorce is bullshit, it happens. But Gawvi, if you’re reading this… you’re a fucking liar.

As of press time, Gawvi had deleted all posts from her Instagram page, including the statement announcing her divorce. He has yet to publicly comment on the Cataphant allegations.

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