Lavigne recorded "Love It When You Hate Me" for Love Sux
, which centers on the ups and downs of relationships. "It was fun to think about the dynamic between two people in a relationship, and the things that are challenges – the stuff that's fun, what happens when you fall in love, what it's like when you fall out of love," the pop-punk princess told Billboard
. "Even 'Love It When You Hate Me' – there's a bunch of red flags that you see with a person, but there's mad chemistry, so you decide to dive in anyway and just go for it."