Lady Gaga Sings About Loving 'Something Bad For You' On 'Monster'

'It's like being in love with the bad boy all the time, and you keep going back for more,' she tells MTV News.

[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] is exorcising her demons on her latest album, The Fame Monster. One is her fear of death. Another is her fear of relationships, which she addresses on the song "Monster."

"It's the fear of attachment and the fear of loving something that's bad for you," she told MTV News about the track. "If you listen to the lyrics, it's like being in love with the bad boy all the time, and you keep going back for more."

In "Monster," Gaga says she needs a stable relationship. "I keep falling in love with the monster," she said. "But what I really need is the security and the safety and the womanhood, responsibility of my femininity. And so that's what that song is about."

Gaga recently told MTV News that her music and performances are on extension of her belief that as an artist, she lives her private life in the public world. "To me, being an artist is being private in public," she explained. "So I'm being private in public every night, and all my monsters and my fears went leaping out of me and I just began to write."

Sporting a pair of black sunglasses and a black jacket with shoulder pads the size of her head, Lady Gaga sang "Bad Romance" on Monday night's "Jay Leno Show." Male backup dancers dressed in black suits and S&M headgear helped remove her jacket after the first chorus so she could dance more freely, maybe too freely, as her low-cut tank may have veered into wardrobe-malfunction territory on a couple of occasions.