Lady Gaga Plays Football With Children In Rio De Janeiro Favela

9 November 2012, 10:55 | Updated: 9 November 2012, 11:03

The singer took a break from her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour to speak to children in the South American city.

Lady Gaga played football with children in one of the poorest communities in Rio De Janeiro yesterday (8th November).

The star is currently in South America as part of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour, and used her time in Rio to visit a favela in Cantagalo.

Lady Gaga was mobbed by fans during the visit to a social project that is underway in the area.

The singer has been in South America for the last week  and has spoken passionately about how much she has enjoyed being in the country – particularly her time in Rio.

"I'll never forget Rio, you lit my heart into flames," she wrote on Twitter, before adding: "We even played football, they were SO GOOD IT WAS CRAZY."

Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself playing football with the children on her Little Monsters website:

Lady Gaga playing football in Rio De Janeiro

As well as playing football, Lady Gaga spent time speaking to children in the area and was photographed sitting on the back of one child's motorbike.

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' tour is due to continue in Sao Paulo on 11th November.

The singer has already played in venues across the Far East and Europe – including dates in the UK – on what is set to be her biggest ever tour.

Lady Gaga holding a teddy bear after being given it by a fan in Rio De Janeiro: (picture: Splash)

Lady Gaga in Rio De Janeiro

Earlier in her visit to Rio, Lady Gaga was seen clinging onto a coconut as she attempted to cover up her exposed chest on her hotel balcony