The-Dream I Definitely Never Hit My Baby Mama

5/8/2014 4:10 AM PDT

The-Dream didn't say much as he walked out of court Wednesday night following his court appearance for allegedly hitting his baby mama, but he did make one thing clear ... he says he never laid a hand on her.

As TMZ first reported, Dream's baby mama, Lydia Nam, claims he punched, kicked, and strangled her one year ago when she was pregnant with his child.

Dream was arraigned in a Manhattan court Wednesday night on charges of assault, strangulation, harassment and reckless endangerment. He posted $20,000 bond and was ordered to stay away from Nam.

On his way out of court, Dream dodged all questions ... but said he "definitely" never laid a hand on her.