Lady Gaga Hangs With Locals in Rio

Lady Gaga Hangs With Locals in Rio
Lady Gaga

11/09/2012 AT 06:00 AM EST

Lady Gaga surprised her fans in Rio de Janeiro when she visited Cantagalo, a favela in nearby Copacabana on Thursday.

Sporting new pink hair, the Born This Way singer played soccer with the neighborhood children. Although she was surrounded by security, she even pretended to hop on a motorbike taxi for a photo.

"I'll never forget Rio, you lit my heart into flames," she Tweeted on Thursday, sharing a photo of herself embracing a child.

Most recently, Gaga announced she would pledge $1 million to New York and American Red Cross fro Superstorm Sandy relief.

– Dominic Phillips

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