Swizz Beatz had high praise for Kanye West on Thursday (October 21) night in New York City, where Kanye West premiered his “Runaway” film to an exclusive crowd.

“I just want to shout out my brother Kanye for being so brave, that was his expression of our music and culture,” said Swizz to MTV News.

“On a 1 to 10, it was a 9,” said Swizz of the film, which follows Kanye after he rescues a phoenix, and tries to bring it into the human world. “The reason why it was a 9 was because it should’ve been longer. It was a deep, deep story and you have to, one, know Kanye, to really understand it.”

Kanye’s “Runaway” premieres on tonight (October 23) at 8:00 PM EST on MTV, MTV2 and BET, and will stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com.