Can you imagine what would have happened if Miley Cyrus’ biggest hit ended up in the hands of Beyoncé?
It almost happened.
Rumors first arose way back in December 2012, when songwriter Sacha Skarbek tweeted: “Beyonce song now becoming a Miley Cyrus song?!! Good/bad? I don’t know??!!!!
When “Wrecking Ball” was released in September 2013, Skarbek was listed as one of the writers on the track, alongside Dr. Luke, many believed that it was the almost-Beyonce song in question.
Now, a rep for Skarbek tells Radar Online exclusively, “‘Wrecking Ball’ was not written for Beyonce.”
“Originally, the [songwriting session between Dr. Luke and Sacha] was booked to write a song for Beyonce,” the rep explains. “But as the song [‘Wrecking Ball’] progressed, the songwriters realized the song would not work for her.”
Well, this definitely worked out for everyone involved. Miley got her hit and Beyoncé stayed Beyoncé.