I can completely relate to Ledisi in the respects that I must be happy doing what I love to do, in whichever style I choose. I chose R&B/Soul, even though I love Classical and other genres-I must do what moves me the most, and that's Rhythm and Blues and Sooooooul! :D
Whether I do jazz or R&B, there are always complaints. I would just listen to the complaints about what I do instead of celebrating what I do, and that I'm different and in my own lane. It took a while for me to just ignore the doubts.
My life is a song still being written...watch my lyrics evolve.