11/09/2012 AT 6:00 AM ET
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.
my lil Rio Babies PIZZA is coming downstairs. I feel like i slept in bed w you last night. every time i woke up i could hear you screaming!
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 8, 2012
– Dominic Phillips
— People magazine (@peoplemag) August 7, 2012