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Def Jam Recordings released the song on August 21, 2007, as the third single from Good Girl Gone Bad.
It features the album version of "Hate That I Love You", the K-Klassic remix and its instrumental version.
Rihanna said about the lyrical content, "When you're in love with someone , even though they keep hurting you, you're so naive and you love them so much that you put all the negative behind even though you keep getting hurt.", 2006).
A Spanglishversion featuring David Bisbal was made available on April 28, 2008.
"Hate That I Love You" is a mid-tempo R&B song about the power of love, with influences of folk music.
The song was mixed by Phil Tan, and Ne-Yo provided vocal production.
Rihanna performed the song at the 2007 American Music Awards, and on Operación Triunforespectively."Hate That I Love You" was performed on Rihanna's three worldwide tours—Good Girl Gone Bad, Last Girl on Earth and the Loud Tour.Following the release of her second studio album A Girl Like Me (2006), Rihanna began working with songwriters and producers in early 2007.Blige and "No One" (As I Am, 2007) by Alicia Keys respectively.In mainland Europe, the song achieved moderate success, reaching the top-thirty in ten countries.