They see a black man with a white woman
At the top floor they gone come to kill King Kong
Similarly to King Kong, Kanye is black, loves a white woman, and is on the top floor (penthouse rather than roof, in Kanye’s case).
This is the first of two film references that create an extended metaphor throughout the song. King Kong is a fictional story, it’s the media/industries interpretation of not only interracial dating but of Kanye himself. The media portrays him as a train-wreck, an ape in a white mans world. They continually try to knock him down, continually bash his choices and do not appreciate the beauty of the beast.
The words “with a white woman/ At” sound very similar to the line “Where the white women at?” from Blazing Saddles. The line in question is used by a black man intentionally appearing to conform to racial stereotypes in order to grab the attention of some members of the KKK. While this adds to the list of movie references, it also highlights the media’s view on black men in positions of power as well as the media’s views on interracial relationships — in conjunction with the King Kong metaphor — while also indicating Kanye’s tangential encouragement of this profiling, as it is partially through that that he has gained so much infamy and publicity.
In a sense, Kanye is like Sheriff Bart: he wants to overcome the prejudices of his time but simultaneously realizes that there can be benefits in playing towards society’s stereotypes.
It’s also worth noting a recent and notorious case of the media stereotyping black men in this way — in 2008, LeBron James was the first black man to ever appear on the cover of Vogue, and this is how he was portrayed:
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