Well it totes could've happened - according to a rep for one of the song's writers, Sacha Skarbek!
The lyricist ignited rumors when he tweeted the following in 2012:
Beyonce song now becoming a Miley Cyrus song?!! Good/bad? I don't know??!!!!
— sacha skarbek (@sachaskarbek) December 3, 2012
Sasha's rep has now confirmed that although the track was created in a session initially set aside for Yoncé, the writers realized Wrecking Ball would work better with another singer - a la Mileybird swooping in to snag it!
The rep explained: