Kanye West's pal Steve McQueen is opening up about their friendship!
The 12 Years a Slave director has nothing but kind words for Kim Kardashian's other half.
"We talk all the time," McQueen gushed to us exclusively at tonight's 66th Annual Directors Guild Awards in L.A. "He's a very lovely man. A lovely man."
McQueen played coy when asked if the they have plans to work together in the future, whether it be for one of McQueen's movies or West's music videos. "I don't know," he said. "I mean, we're working on a friendship."
As for why McQueen is such a fan of the "New Slaves" crooner, he explained, "Because he's an experimenter, he's tireless in trying to create sound and music. That he can be progressive within the now. He's very current."
He added, "I'm just happy that he's around."
McQueen interviewed West for this month's issue of Interview magazine. North West's daddy said of fatherhood, "I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion. It's all brand new, how it feels to be a father."
"There are some things that I understand, certain things that I don't understand, certain things that I like to get off my chest in interviews, certain things that I want to talk about," he went on. "But when we talk about love, I don't have an answer. All I can say is that I'm happy I have it."