Rumors arose that Wrecking Ball was written for Beyonce back 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.
Rep for Skarbek told RADAR, ‘‘Wrecking Ball’ was not written for Beyonce. Originally, the [songwriting session between Dr. Luke and Sacha] was booked to write a song for Beyonce. But as the song [‘Wrecking Ball’] progressed, the songwriters realized the song would not work for her.’