Ledisi Opens Up About Her Musical Roots
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Singer, songwriter, and ESSENCE Fest alum Ledisi feels she has “no choice but to breathe and love music.” In a recent interview with Hello Beautiful, Ledisi opened up about how she came to be the sought-after songstress she is today.

“It started with my parents having music in the home,” she said. “They had their own band. Sometimes my mom couldn’t get a babysitter so we’d be there in the corner trying to check it out. I just got the bug for it.”

The New Orleans native grew up singing a variety of genres from classical to R&B and even gospel. And Ledisi doesn’t believe in labels. She’s open to any and everything to do with expanding her musical repertoire.

“I laugh at people who put me in boxes,” she said. “I could never fit in a box. I could…[sing] with Chris Brown and J. Hud if they asked me to. I’d figure it out! I just love music.”

Check out her full interview in the video above.