Bam Margera files charges against popular rappers in Iceland

By Kolbeinn Tumi Dadason
From left: Margera, Gísli Pálmi and Tiny.
From left: Margera, Gísli Pálmi and Tiny. Vísir
Icelandic rapper Gísli Pálmi will be questioned by police today as investigation into an attack on Jackass crew member Bam Margera continues. The American received at least three punches in a restricted backstage area at the Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavik Saturday night.

In a video first made public by Vísir News, Margera can be seen receiving three punches to the head, including one from Icelandic rapper Gísli Pálmi, also a performer at the festival. Afterwards, Margera stumbles towards the exit but falls to the ground on his way out.

See video below.

Police confirmed with Vísir this morning that Margera pressed charges Sunday. In addition to Gísli Pálmi, rapper Egill "Tiny" Thorarensen will also be questioned by police. Tiny is amongst the organizers of the music festival.

Neither Gísli Pálmi nor Tiny could be reached for comment this morning. 

Update, June 22nd, 23.00 pm: Contrary to first reports, Reykjavík police now say Bam Margera did not stick around to file charges although he did speak with police this morning. Margera has now left Iceland. On his Instagram page, he posts a video again directed at Leon Hill, his former publicist, who Margera claims owes him money.


A video posted by Bam Margera (@bam__margera) on

Accused of harassing girls

Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, festival spokesperson, refused to comment further on the incident. On Sunday she explained to Vísir News that a drunken Margera, performing at the festival with his band The Earth Rocker, had tried to make his way into a restricted backstage area.

When two female members of security refused to let him in, Margera allegedly harassed and insulted them.

Rapper Gísli Pálmi's most popular song at the moment, Draumalandið (Dream Country).

Margera told Vísir Sunday that the reason he was attempting to enter the restricted area was to meet Leon Hill, his former publicist and current Secret Solstice marketing director.

“I didn’t harass any girls, I just wanted to meet Leon Hill,” said Margera.

Claims Hill owes him money

Margera claims Hill owes him and The Earth Rocker money. “I found out two years ago that the motherfucker [Hill] had started a Youtube channel on me and a few other people,” Margera says.

“His scam is that he tells all the people that he’s working for that the other person is getting more hits and that they got the money. So when we all got together and figured that out, we realized that’s how Leon Hill became a self-made millionaire.”

Rapper Tiny is most famous for his role as rapper in Quarashi.

Margera says Saturday night he had his friend deliver the message to Hill that an interviewer from Rolling Stone magazine wanted to speak with him. “He comes up thinking it’s a Rolling Stone interviewer just to find me,” he says. “So him and his boys beat the fucking shit out of me. It has nothing to do with anything else. Leon Hill is a scumbag, watch out.”

Margera left Iceland today. The Icelandic police says that the case is closed for the time being although it's possible for Margera to file charges later on.

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In the video Bam Margera can be seen receiving three punches to the head, including one from an Icelandic rapper, before falling to the ground.