“I love Biggie, but I had a big crush on Tupac as a teenager.
I thought he was a modern-day poet, the voice of our generation.” It’s not necessarily a surprise to witness her aptitude for music. But after a minor club hit with the Pitbull collaboration “Exotic” in 2013, her album ended up getting shelved, partly because of her other numerous projects.
After correcting herself, her tone changes noticeably.She hopped among Iowa, Massachusetts and Flushing, Queens, where her grades at Robert F. But Chopra, who stars in the ABC series “Quantico,” also took advantage of the time away from her conservative parents to advance her non-academic interests.“My locker was filled with shoes and clothes and makeup,” she recalls.Her confidence is palpable, her voice and stride purposeful. She shifts seamlessly from thoughtfully answering questions to enthusiastically rapping along to the ’90s hip-hop blasting on set at the photo shoot.“That’s all I listened to when I was a kid,” she says.