Lady Gaga enjoyed a day out with local children as they played football in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. The singer who is currently in Brazil as part of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour, shocked onlookers when she strolled through the rough area in the Cantalgo slum earlier this week. Showing off her pink hair, Gaga shared pictures of her experience in Brazil, as hundreds of residents left their home to greet the singer before asking for autographs and hugs (see pictures below).
Gaga was definitely moved by her visit to Rio de Janeiro when she tweeted: “Today was the best day I’ve ever had, had so much fun.I’ll never forget Rio, you lit my heart into flames.” … “We even played football, they were SO GOOD IT WAS CRAZY.” It was definitely an exciting day for the residents as they usually witness terrible things happen in the area which is known to be very dangerous when reports claimed 20 people are assassinated every day in Rio, while millions are left homeless.
Meanwhile, Gaga has also shared other exciting news. Earlier this month she announced she would be donating $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort after last week’s mishap. Explaining on her official website: “Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief,” she wrote.
“If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today.” She continued: “New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion. Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady GaGa and The Germanottas.”