Kid Cudi has made no secret of his love for the Star Wars franchise, even going so far as to land an audition for the newest installment. (Though he didn't make the final cast list, he raved about the experience on Twitter.) Over the weekend, the rapper decided to share the George Lucas-crafted universe with his fans, renting out a Los Angeles-area theater and sending out an open invitation.

Cudi hopped on Twitter to invite fans to a Jan. 2 screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Americana theaters in Glendale, Calif. He promised one ticket for each person who showed up with an album of his or a piece of genuine merchandise, and appeared to spend a considerable amount of time taking pictures with those who came. (Which makes sense, as Cudi points out it was his third time seeing the movie.)

The album Cudi encouraged fans to bring, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, is a sprawling, 26-track affair devoid of features and of many of those hallmark sounds that defined his earlier work. The Cleveland native went so far as to criticized Apple for labeling the record as hip-hop in the iTunes store.

Cudi recently cancelled a planned tour in support of that album, citing a variety of personal reasons. He also appears to be embroiled in a beef of sorts with Lupe Fiasco, a longtime rival.

See Best Rap Performance Nominees & Winners at the Grammys Over the Years